Argo, the movie about a CIA-backed operation to rescue stranded American Embassy workers from Iran during the Hostage Crisis, may have won the Academy Award for Best Picture, but I'm pretty sure Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who probably voted for Silver Linings Playbook. And nothing makes that more evident today than the fact that Iran is considering its options to file a lawsuit against the makers of the film and Hollywood, decrying the film's portrayal's of Iranians as 'too violent' and the film itself as a 'violation of international cultural norms.'
We reported recently how the film wasn't even available to see in theaters in the country and that bootleg copies were being sold for as little as $1 on the streets of Tehran (those street vendors down in Chinatown are under some serious competition). So despite the fact that you can't even legally see the film in Iran, 'cultural officials and movie critics screened the film in a closed audience' in order to determine and discuss possible legal actions the country could raise.
Look, they're entitled to their opinion, but it's just difficult to take anything they have to say about a Hollywood movie seriously after they acted totally butt-hurt after the movie 300 came out, which they said demonized their ancient culture and history and was just a U.S. propaganda attack against them. Like, come on guys, you're complaining about events from 2,500 years ago. You're starting to sound like my girlfriend.