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Anger Management (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  11 April 2003 (USA)
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Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

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Mild-mannered timid businessman Dave Buznik works for a pet clothing company out of New York City. He's got an abrasive boss named Mr. Frank Head who frequently takes credit for his work and steps on him in return. He's got a loving girlfriend, Linda, whose best friend is her condescending college ex, Andrew. But when a misunderstanding aboard an airplane goes haywire, Dave is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell, who is an unpredictable, psychopathic character. As the relationship between Dave and Buddy becomes more tense, when the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc Dave's life, and Buddy might be the only one who can save him from a problem he recognizes right away in his patient, that could only get worse. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for crude sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,220,847 (USA) (11 April 2003)

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$1,271,246 (Brazil) (26 September 2003)
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The premise of the movie was inspired by a bar fight involving Conrad Goode. The football player turned actor plays the bailiff and Lexus guy in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Buddy pours cereal in his bowl. When he spells out the word chill, there's not much cereal in the bowl. Much less than he poured in it. See more »

Quotes

Dave Buznik: Kendra, even though I'd love to see you take that bra off because it represents a team I've hated my entire life, you gotta keep it on.
Kendra: Why?
Dave Buznik: Because I've got a girlfriend.
Kendra: [she becomes angry] I'm not a child Dave. If you think I'm a porker, then just come right out and say it.
Dave Buznik: No no no, I don't think you're a porker.
Kendra: Well then why when the idea of sleeping with me comes up, you all of a sudden have "a girlfriend."
Dave Buznik: Because I do, I do. I do have a girlfriend.
Kendra: Said the liar to the beached whale!
Dave Buznik: ...
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References The Animal (2001) See more »

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The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)
Written by Richard Patrick (as Richard Michael Patrick) and Geno Lenardo
Published by EMI April Music Inc. o/b/o itself and Happy Ditties From Paradise
Performed by Filter
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Finally an Adam Sandler movie for the rest of us.
21 March 2004 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

This is the best Adam Sandler movie I have ever seen.

I am no longer a teenager so I generally avoid Sandler's movies like the plague. Beside a couple of Penis-envy jokes this movie is actually a joy to watch in mixed company.

Well worth your time.

If this is some of Jack Nicholson rubbing of on Sandler I look forward to Sandler's next movie.

Nicholson is completely over the top with his role.

Rating 8/10 for a comedy. 10/10 for a Sandler comedy.


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