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Anger Management (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  11 April 2003 (USA)
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Sandler plays 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 who 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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$592,654 (Brazil) (5 September 2003)

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$1,271,246 (Brazil) (26 September 2003)
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Trivia

Lynne Thigpen's last film. She died only a month before the film's release. The film is dedicated to her memory. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Dave Buznick is preparing breakfast for Buddy Rydell, there is a difference between the eggs that Dave Buznick cracks into the frying pan and the eggs that are served to Buddy Rydell. When Dave Buznick cracks the egg on the edge of the pan, he also broke the membrane of the yolk causing the egg yolk to run. The egg that Dave Buznick serves to Buddy Rydell does not have a broken yolk. See more »

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Dr. Buddy Rydell: Might I have your first name, Mr. Head, and tell me it isn't Dick.
Frank Head: It's Frank!
Dr. Buddy Rydell: Ah, Fran. Isn't that normally a girl's name?
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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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Featured in Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' (2003) See more »

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Good Fun, even if it's a little muddled
11 February 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Adam Sandler (Dave Buznik) is a mild mannered and submissive business man with an apparent knack for getting himself into unfortunate and disastrous situations. After a very small misunderstanding aboard an aeroplane escalates out of control, Dave is sentenced to Anger Management at the hands of Jack Nicholson (Buddy Rydell)

Dr. Rydell is a therapist with a tendency for the unusual. As the therapy progresses things seem to get worse and after another huge slice of misfortune, Dr. Rydell is forced to move in with Dave and conduct 30 days of intensive Anger Management.

With good comic performances from Sandler and especially Nicholson and some hilarious interaction from the support cast 'Anger Management' is certainly not short of laughs; but it does seem to get a little muddled along the way. That said the movie finishes well (although totally unbelievable) and ends up as a comedy film you'd be silly to miss out on.

7/10


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