yeah watched this the other night it was great
Saw Silver Linings Playbook
Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:57 AM
I watched the "making of" bonus on the blu-ray rental and they said that the scene where DeNiro goes to Cooper and tells him he's sorry for not showing him enough attention and that he blamed himself for Cooper's problems was all DeNiro as far as emotions go... They said they didn't tell him to do anything, just let him go with his lines and he started tearing up himself - that wasn't in the script at all.
They said that it definitely helped that DeNiro and Cooper had previously worked together extensively on "Limitless" as well. DeNiro committed to Silver Linings and when he read the script he advocated for Cooper to play Pat. Cooper said that helped him feel comfortable and that DeNiro was like a security blanket for him because of that.
You can really see it throughout the movie. Definitely a moving performance from both of them.
DeNiro had gone through the same thing with his own son so he went back to those memories, this is why the scene is so strong.