I hope to write about Silver Linings Playbook when I return from my holiday travels.  For now, I’d recommend this piece from Grantland’s Zach Baron.  He writes:

You have to know Philly, know the Eagles to really get it, how each of these characters is simultaneously badly scarred and up for more punishment. Silver Linings Playbook is a few different movies at once, but one of those movies is about the complicated interplay between a city’s sports teams and a city’s citizens, the way that over time the two start resembling one another.