Anger Management Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Anger Management the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Disappointing comedy has mild-mannered, confrontation-averse Dave (Sandler) forced to attend anger management therapy after a misunderstanding on an airplane. Crazed anger therapist Dr. Buddy Rydell (Nicholson) is of the opinion that Dave isn't angry enough on the outside, so he proceeds, in increasingly ridiculous ways, to make him...angry, disrupting Dave's life and his relationship with girlfriend Linda (Tomei). While attempting to play off the two leads' screen and public personas, it succeds only rarely, due mainly to a weak script that takes the easy way out whenever it's offered, and by-the-numbers direction. Nicholson's obvious glee at not having to be restrained makes some scenes work on a pure comic level, while Sandler seems right at home, back in his element, after the smart comedy of "Punch-Drunk Love."

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Sanity Check, Shrinks, Slob Comedy, Top Grossing Films of 2003
Screenplay
David Dorfman
Cast
Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzman, Allen Covert, Lynne Thigpen, Kurt Fuller, Jonathan Loughran, Krista Allen, January Jones, Woody Harrelson, John Turturro, Heather Graham, John C. Reilly, Kevin Nealon, Harry Dean Stanton
Cinematography
Donald McAlpine
Director
Peter Segal
Music
Teddy Castellucci
Other
Bobby Knight, John McEnroe, Thomas Causey, Michael Dilbeck, Jeff Gourson, Domenic Silvestri, Ellen Lutter, Alan Au
Producer
Jack Giarraputo, Barry Bernardi, Revolution Studios, Happy Madison Productions, Sony Pictures Classics

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