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  1. It seriously does remind of a scene from “House of Cards” (which I just finished, and is fucking brilliant). The VP in “HOC” actually looks like Biden, too.

  2. I’m seriously curious how is this going to influence the awards for SLP and I’m talking numbers right now. Two Oscars? Three? More? De Niro? Director? How many oscars is this king of campaining worth?

  3. Awesome. Best movie of the year. Best Democrat in the country.

  4. Pierre de Plume

    To be fair, Cooper played the character with the mental health issue and Russell is the writer/director. Having JLaw along for the ride might’ve made it look too much like an obvious ploy for Oscar publicity — which it is, but hey, if you can kill two birds with one stone and shine some light on a serious public health issue . . . why not?

  5. The Dude

    Joe Biden and David O. Russell are taking care of America’s mental health?

    Well, that explains a lot…

  6. Love House of Cards. Lawrence could be there to talk about depression. What? Writer Matthew Quick doesn’t understand depression? Tiffany isn’t a case of depression?

    Tiffany depressed traits:
    -Low self-esteem(gets crapped on by Pat for the first hour and keeps chasing him regardless. Most of the film she’s figuratively saying “Hey! Hello! I’m here” and when that doesn’t work it’s time to start pulling out the lies and manipulation. You gotta love her for that. Wait, you don’t?
    -Confidence(Wait? What? She’s got low self-esteem and confidence? She likes her sexuality? That’s cool, but I was under the impression that most depressed people are not happy about themselves)
    -Makes her sleep around(okay that happens, but then it kind of takes back the whole “I like the dirty part of myself”. It can’t be one of the other. It seems like she sleeps with people for temporary attention(in hopes of gaining a new friend) and not because she’s in tune with her sexuality. I mean if she feels like shit right after then she doesn’t really seem to breath sexual confidence.

  7. My bad, I meant to say it can’t be both in this scenario. It really does seem like it has to be one or the other.

  8. As Sasha said in the past I believe “God forbid we have a female character that enjoys her sexuality”.

    Tiffany is a contradicting character and not in a way that makes her more complex.

  9. Considering Jennifer Lawrence has been sick for weeks and is only 22 years old, I would guess her absence here is of her own choice and not because women weren’t allowed.

  10. Gross on so many levels. I wonder if they’re discussing how to cure mental health by having a woman half your age chase after you while you treat her like dirt. Or maybe how to sell out your autistic teenage son by telling the world he’s bipolar and getting everyone to cry on talk shows. New low, Weinstein.

  11. Urgh…all I can say is, that if they REALLY give a fuck, then kudos to them, but if they are only using a good cause for an Oscar campaign, then they are shameless. Well, we’ll have the answer in a month…if they don’t stick with the cause and these “SLP people really CARE, you guys” stories suddenly stop, then it will be blatantly obvious that they were indeed THAT shameless and were only doing it for Oscar publicity and inevitable sympathy votes. If they REALLY care, they will pursue this for years to come…

  12. Haven’t Bradley Cooper and David O. Russell been meeting with other politicians on Capital Hill for about a week without Jennifer Lawrence? Cooper has had many appearances without Lawrence. Most of their promos have been completely separate. Maybe Lawrence doesn’t like politicians or is a Republican. Jumping to the conclusion that she was deliberately left out of the meeting because she’s a girl is kind of reaching.

  13. By the way, I’m from Europe, so I’m not that familiar with how things work in the US, but is it a realistic approach to ANY issue, that a director and an actor go and try to educate the VP about a SERIOUS issue they VERY vaguely covered in a fiction-based COMEDY ? Are David O. Russell and Bradley Cooper really the most qualified people to talk about these things with the Vice President of the United States ? Or is it just a completely unnecessary “Hollywood cares / Politicians are WAY cool” kind of photo op ?

  14. Byron E. Gray

    No wonder the economy continues to suck under Captain Leftie Cool in the White House.The administration would rather meet with celebrities than its now defunct job council.

  15. Those shamelessness of these 2 (and you know who else) is Really stomach-churning. Is THIS topic so urgently important RIGHT NOW that the VP has to photo-op and pretend that he is going to get right to it…ah, I’m free on Monday, Feb. 25th to continue this discussion. Guess minor topics like the gun control debate, the unemployment rate, getting federal money to destitute Hurricane Sandy residents (who will now be facing a gigantic blizzard this weekend), the spiraling murder rate in Chicago, foreign hostilites are all fluff and can wait.
    *I know that I will see it all when, you know who, delegates positive-energy Jacki Weaver to the morning talk show to discuss feel-good, Sunday night crabby snacks for your Oscar viewing parties. Ugh….

  16. I guess when Daniel Day Lewis visited the White House without Sally Field, that was neither sexist nor Awards hungry.

  17. Phat Tony

    You just couldn’t resist turning this into a gender-inequality issue, could you?

  18. There is no way that Biden didn’t want JLaw to be there.

  19. PaulinJapan

    So obviously a shameless Oscar ploy to make their lightweight Rom-Com seem like it has gravitas. It was clear from J-Law’s speech at SAG that Harvey had decided campaign strategy, and that if SLP was to win anything it would have to seem to be covering weighty subject matter.

    And I ain’t buying it!

  20. Maybe Lawrence was busy. Or maybe who cares?

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