A lot can be said about the film Silver Linings Playbook, especially in regard to mental health, life, love, blah blah blah. The film was great but the best thing about it, in my opinion, was not the message or the acting, it was that the character of Tiffany had her own dance studio.
Oscar winner (go girl) Jennifer Lawrence plays a quirky, manic, Tiffany, who dances as a form of therapy. In addition to the psychological benefits she reaps from dancing, she has a passion for the art and owns it as far as her skills can take her. Her interest in dance seemingly didn’t manifest itself into action until adulthood. Naturally, I felt like she was me, or I was like her, but in a less hyperbolic mental sense and really only relating to dance (maybe, also, occasional bouts of mania).
The first floor of her home serves as a studio, barre included, mirrors lining the walls, and oak floors for optimum capitalization of “breaking-it-down.” My new dream.
I wouldn’t be able to do anything but twirl around in a tutu all the day, and tutus would be the required dress for that particular room—for everyone (house rules).