Delaware County can be associated with two of the best-known and arguably the best Philadelphia Eagles movies — “Invincible” and “Silver Linings Playbook”, writes Colin Newby for Philly Sports Network.
Delco is a visual presence in “Silver Linings Playbook”. For “Invincible”, its main character, Vince Papale, played by Mark Wahlberg, went to Interboro High School and its best music scene pays homage to Jim Croce who attended Upper Darby High School.
“Invincible” tells the mid-1970s story of Papale, who persevered and overcame adversity to play his first NFL game for the Eagles at age 30.
“Silver Linings Playbook” takes a look at Pat Peoples, a die-hard Eagles fan coping with mental health issues. It features Brad Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.
It also features the Llanerch Diner, Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High School and the Lansdowne Theatre.
So which of the two Eagles movies is better? “Invincible” earned a B- from Philly Sports Network, “Silver Linings” an A-
“Silver Linings Playbook” aligns with the Delaware County and/or Philadelphia lifestyle and the obsession over its favorite football team.
“While the game action isn’t present, the spirit of Eagles fandom portrayed in the film is spot on.”
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