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FILM FESTIVAL ‘Playbook’ Wins in Toronto Jojo Whilden / The Weinstein Company

‘Playbook’ Wins in Toronto

Silver Linings Playbook walked off the field at the Toronto International Film Festival with the People’s Choice Award on Sunday. The film, which stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and was directed by David O. Russell, got two thumbs up from critics after it premiered at the festival last Saturday. The comedy, from the director of Oscar nominee The Fighter, follows Cooper’s and Lawrence’s characters, both struggling with emotional issues, as they try to hold themselves and their lives together. TIFF’s artistic director accidentally broke the news of the award early by sending a tweet—later deleted—of congratulations to the cast and crew.

September 16, 2012 1:55 PM