Having won an audience prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' is now a big dog in this year's Oscar race. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in this film about messed up people trying to reconnect with the world, and now there's a mushier second trailer.

You can tell this is one that's aiming at the heartstrings, and we've heard that Robert De Niro is actually awake and engaged in this film. Sadly, it feels like that's the first time you could say that about a De Niro performance in 15 years. Maybe it was reuniting with his 'Jackie Brown' costar Chris Tucker that did it. Regardless, Russell's one of best working directors, and this looks good.

Here's the film's synopsis:

An intense, loving, emotional and funny family story from The Fighter director, David O. Russell. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence find themselves partners in a secret arrangement to rebuild their broken lives. Robert De Niro yearns to get closer to his son (Cooper), as he tries to keep the family afloat with his compulsive bookmaking. Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker co-star.

And here's that new trailer. The film is set to open wide on November 21.


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