Requiem for a Dream

2000, Rated R

Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto) spends most of time getting high with his friend, Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) and his girlfriend, Marion (Jennifer Connelly). For the most part, Harry acts as though their lifestyle is a harmless one, but he becomes concerned when his mother (Ellen Burstyn) is prescribed diet pills by her doctor. Her son’s words of warning are scoffed by Sara, who is trying to lose weight for a possible TV appearance.
As Harry and Tyrone resort to desperate measures for drug money, Marion finds her relationship with Harry in a dark cornerĀ and Sara takes more pills for their pep-inducing side effects. The four soon find themselves struggling to control addictions that may actually be controlling them.

Silver Linings Playbook

2012, Rated R

After discovering the infidelity of his wife, Pat (Bradley Cooper) is hospitalized for Bipolar Disorder. Upon his release, he decides to win back the affection of his wife, Nikki (Brea Bee). Instead, Pat finds himself hounded by a neighbor, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who eventually convinces Pat that a friendship with her is the most beneficial way to get Nikki back into his life.
Between dealing with his father’s (Robert De Niro) superstitions about football and appeasing Tiffany by being her partner in a dance competition, Pat finds himself sorting through his mental illness with many unusual, unexpected results.