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Roger Ebert Really Likes Robert De Niro as an Eagles Fan in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Nov 15, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

Hey, look! Roger Ebert agrees with us!

The great movie reviewer posted his take on the new Eagles-centric movie Silver Linings Playbook and he thought it was just fantastic.

“Silver Linings Playbook” is so good, it could almost be a terrific old classic.

Not only that, he loved De Niro’s work as the crazy Iggles fan.

I love actors. I’ve been on an almost lifelong journey with Robert De Niro,
and feel intimately familiar with him as an actor (not as a person).
Here his work unobtrusively charmed my socks off. He’s harmlessly
obsessed with the Eagles, gratefully in love with his wife and
cluelessly supportive of his son, who he doesn’t realize is an apple who
has fallen very close to the tree.

Just like I said. I actually think Ebert may have enjoyed it a hair more than I did.

Silver Linings is in theatres this weekend.


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