Everyone involved in director-screenwriter David O. Russell's comedy-drama, about a complicated but mutually beneficial relationship, also benefited ... but arguably no one more so than Jennifer Lawrence, who earned an Oscar as best actress for playing a young widow newly involved with a recent psychiatric hospital parolee (Bradley Cooper, who also was Oscar-nominated).
Living again with his parents (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver, who also were in the running for Academy Awards here) and desperate to win back his estranged wife (Brea Bee), he joins his new acquaintance in a dance competition. Chris Tucker and Julia Stiles also are featured. DVD extras: two "making-of"documentaries; deleted scenes; dance rehearsal footage. *** (R: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
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