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The Upside of Anger (2005)

The Upside of Anger

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

March 11, 2005

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

118 min.

Production Budget

$12 millions

Studio

New Line Cinema

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Mike Binder

Producer

Jack Binder, Alex Gartner, Sammy Lee

Screenwriter

Mike Binder

Starring

Story


Academy Award nominee Joan Allen, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell and Alicia Witt headline a stellar ensemble cast in the comedic drama The Upside of Anger.

Joan Allen stars as the sharp-witted Terry Wolfmeyer, a suburban wife and mother whose life takes an unusual turn when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Struggling to deal with his sudden absence, Terry finds herself increasingly at odds with her four headstrong daughters (Christensen, Wood, Russell, and Witt) and regularly drowning her anger in alcohol, until she develops an offbeat relationship with her next-door, Denny (Costner). A once-great baseball star turned radio DJ, Denny becomes a drinking buddy for Terry and slowly evolves into her source of strength as well as an ad-hoc father to her daughters. But things get complicated as Terry's daughters grow accustomed to having Denny around while attempting to juggle not only their mother's romantic dilemmas, but their own.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..look ridiculous..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..a terribly flawed..”
by Laura Kyle [EFilmCritic]
“..ultimately phony film..”
by Peter Keough [The Boston Phoenix]