Turns out that Pat had undiagnosed bipolar and other issues and he avoided prison by going to the mental hospital. I love how Brad(ley) plays Pat. His Pat is out there, he is edgy, nervous, unpredictable and just barely under control. In other words the opposite of me. But he wants to work hard, lose weight and become a better person. (Again, just the opposite of me.)
Anywhoo, he gets back home and we meet Pat's dad, Pat, Senior played by Robert De Niro. Pat, Sr. is a mess. He has lost his pension because of the economic turn down and is bookmaking to make money. Pat Sr is also a fanatic Philedelphia Eagles fan and his best friend is a an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. And as a Dallas Cowboys fan I love the give and take between them.
Anyway, Pat meets the luscious Tiffany played by Jennifer Lawrence (who had the starring role in The Hunger Games). Pat wants to reunite with his wife Nikki but she has a restraining order against him but you can tell he is really lusting after Tiffany. Tiffany turns out to have lots of problems of her own. Her policeman husband was killed in a car accident and she turned into a sex addict and lost her job. So she is edgy and unpredictable in her own way.
I'm not going to replay the whole movie for you. Wikipedia has a pretty good summary of it. I'm just going to say that I love the dynamics between Pat and his dysfunctional family and between Pat and Tiffany. There are many hilarious scenes in the movie and I think it may end up being a classic. I think it shows Jennifer Lawrence as a serious actress.
I give this movie five stars out of five. Saturday night is date night, take your wife or your husband or if your wife or husband can't or don't want to go take your girlfriend or boyfriend. The language is a little rough. The one sex scene doesn't show any more body parts than what you'll see at the beach next summer.
Warning Spoiler Alert!!!!
Plus this movie is the only thing in the world that could make me be glad that the Philedelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys.