I thought it was great too. I think Tony Kushner's script was able to keep Spielberg away from pulling into his manipulative bag of tricks, which is a good thing. It is definitely his best movie in many, many years. I loved the support cast throughout the film as well: David Straitharn (always under-rated), Tommy Lee Jones, Hal Holbrook, Lee Pace, James Spader. And peeps, I'll remind you again as "Silver Linings Playbook" is slowly expanding: go see it, you'll love it!!!