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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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$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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At the same time this movie was shooting the hospital scene on the ramps at Columbia University, Comedy Central was filming Porn 'n Chicken (2002) right outside. In fact, the graduation set for Porn 'n Chicken is in the distance outside the glass wall. Kurt Fuller appears in both films. See more »

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Dr. Rydell makes a mockery of the Buddha, asking how can a man weighing 600 pounds teach people about self-discipline. While some statues depict the Buddha as a fat man, many other statues depict him with an average build. In fact, the Buddha spent much of his journey towards enlightenment as a beggar, practically starving. Some statues depict him looking very bony in remembrance of this time in his life. See more »

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Chuck: Yeah? And I'm sure I just heard him mutter some kind of anti-Semitic remark.
Dave Buznik: Are you Jewish?
Chuck: I could be, but no. Half Irish, half Italian, half Mexican.
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to LYNNE THIGPEN and her family. She was a great actress and a great lady. See more »

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References Tommy Boy (1995) See more »

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)
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Uneven, but Enjoyable Ride
13 April 2003 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Adam Sandler was great and Jack Nicholson was his usual crazy self. This funny, out of character Adam Sandler vehicle was bumpy at best, with a rather insulting Buddhist monk scene and some unintentionally dumb sequences as well as some overly obvious cameos which made the movie campy though tolerably cute. This feel good, though somewhat over the top anger solves anger philosophy ends up with a small twist and a satisfying conclusion. It was nice to see Adam Sandler can act. Both Sandler and Jim Carrey are gaining a lot of respect from me lately. Different, diversionary, insipid in places, but a pleasant romantic comedy. Seven out of ten stars.


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