The Upside of Anger Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for The Upside of Anger the Movie

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Allen gives new meaning to the term ferocious as betrayed suburban Detroit wife Terry Wolfmeyer. Her husband has apparently left Terry and their four beautiful daughters (Witt, Christensen, Russell, Wood) for his secretary. Terry takes to alcohol, anger, and rebellion while the girls run the household. When neighbor Denny (Costner) finds out about her plight, he's eager to make Terry a drinking buddy and possible romantic partner. Genial Denny, who's bored and lonely, is a retired Detroit Tigers pitcher turned radio talk show host. (He's also entranced by the sheer femaleness of the Wolfmeyer home.) There's a certain comfortable, angsty camaraderie to the whole situation that's appealing. Writer/director Binder also takes a small role as Denny's lecherous producer.

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New Line Home Video, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310)854-5811, Fax: (310)854-1824, URL: http://www.newline.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Baseball, Divorce, Detroit, Family Drama
Screenplay
Mike Binder
Cast
Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell, Alicia Witt, Mike Binder, Dane Christensen
Cinematography
Richard Greatrex
Director
Mike Binder
Music
Alexandre Desplat, Steve Edwards
Other
Brian Simmons, Matthew Desorgher, Robin Sales, Tim Stevenson, Deborah Scott, Chris Roope
Producer
Alex Gartner, Jack Binder, Sammy Lee, Sunlight, New Line Cinema

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