It occured to me that all the people who loved and wrote about The Silver Linings Playbook in Toronto are helping it now, yes, but in the long run they might be hurting it. Too much effusive praise always leads to second-wavers or ticket buyers expecting the moon, and when they don’t get that they get pissed off and complain it’s been over-praised. There’s nothing better than to see a really good movie cold. It almost never happens at film festivals, but it did with Silver Linings. I told Sasha Stone during our Oscar Poker podcast this morning that I had probably spoiled Silver Linings for her, and that I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.