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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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11 April 2003 (USA)  »

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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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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 casted in most Sandler's movies but he wasn't in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When David is in the car with the prostitute, he starts recording the encounter after she sings "I feel like dancing!" However, when David is talking to his lawyer, the recorder replays the singing, which was not recorded. See more »

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Dave Buznik: Flirting is cheating's ugly cousin Buddy, I am not a cheater.
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There are no credits for actors, directors, producers, etc. at the start of the film. See more »

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Referenced in The O.C.: The Anger Management (2005) See more »

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Castellucci in Love
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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