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Anger Management (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 April 2003 (USA)
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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,220,847, 13 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$135,645,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,745,823
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Adam Sandler's character Dave wears a Central Pride T-Shirt representing Central Highschool in Manchester, New Hampshire. All of his movies contain an item or reference to either school, city or state. See more »

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The two doughnuts in the Dunkin Donuts container at the Church move between shots. See more »

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Dave Buznik: [singing] I feel pretty / oh, so pretty / oh, so pretty and witty and...
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Dave Buznik: gay...
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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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References Police Woman (1974) See more »

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I Feel Pretty
Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Jack Nicholson (uncredited) and Adam Sandler (uncredited)
Published by Universal-PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. o/b/o itself, The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC,
Chappell & Co., Inc. and Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.
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Sandler at his most restrained
3 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a pretty good romantic comedy with silly bits tossed in (like the squeaky toy bear). This is the first Sandler performance I've really liked a lot, and while Nicholson is really just tossing it off, let's face it, his throwaways are frequently better than the best from most other actors. Here the match - Sandler at his most restrained, Nicholson getting sloppy - works very well, as each becomes a complement to the other, which is wholly in keeping with the characters and their situation. The supporting cast is also doing very well. And the film is well-made: possibly even too much so, as for instance with the cinematography, which is of a high quality that would suit a heavy dramatic film.

There are definitely some laugh-out-loud high moments along the way, and very few low moments. Not a great movie, but definitely a movie you can spend an evening with and think it money well-spent.


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