Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything - his house, his job and his wife. He finds himself living back with his mother (Jackie Weaver) and father (Robert De Niro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. When Pat meets Tiffany (Academy Award ® winner Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. As their relationship plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.