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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$133,756,285 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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Trivia

Mayor Guiliani's line: "You can do it!" was referencing Rob Schnieder's line in Adam Sandler's other movies such as "Waterboy" and "Little Nicky." Rob has been cast in most of Sandler's movies but he wasn't in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Dave and Dr. Rydell sit in the plane, we see a middle row of seats (i.e. two aisles). The exterior view of the plane shows a Boeing 737 which doesn't have a middle row. See more »

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Dr. Buddy Rydell: Nate, didn't we decide that you shouldn't listen to the ballgame?
Nate: Don't worry, Doctor B. It's just a regular season game. Not that important. See, Iverson just missed a layup at the buzzer, Sixers lose. Who gives a crap, huh? I mean it's just a silly game anyways.
[his face scrunches up]
Nate: Ooooohhhh the anger sharks are swimming in my head! YOU GOTTA DUNK THAT SHIT! YOU GOTTA DUNK THAT SHIT!
Dr. Buddy Rydell: Stay with me. Stay with me. Repeat after me. Goosefraba.
Nate: Gooooose... blah blah
Dr. Buddy Rydell: No, not blah blah, Nate. ...
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Special Thanks to CONRAD GOODE for getting in a fight at that bar and inspiring us to make this movie. See more »

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Referenced in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) See more »

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Rhythm Changes
from Mr. Deeds (2002)
Written by Teddy Castellucci
Published by Colpix Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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Thank god for Nicholson
20 September 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

What is the funniest thing about this comedy? Adam Sandler? Hardly. The best thing about this movie is Jack Nicholson. he's the sole reason this movie is funny.

So, Dave (Sandler) is this geeky guy, who has never lost his temper in his life, who by fault of an mistake in an airplane is ordered by a judge to see a anger consultant Buddy Rydel (Nicholosn), whose unorthodox anger management methods soon drive this mosey man crazy. And then there's Dave's personal problems with his girlfriend Linda (Marisa Tomei).

As for comedy Anger Managment flows pretty nicely and the jokes are mostly in their correct places and it has very few awkward moments, which seldom plague comedies of this particular genre.

Can't actually think of anything extremely negative to say about it, I'm very pleasantly surprised by the flick, it gave me good laughs and it will probably last multiple viewings, thanks to Nicholson, who really keeps this movie above the gray mass of comedy sea.


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