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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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$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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The premise of the movie was inspired by a bar fight involving Conrad Goode. The football player turned actor plays the bailiff and Lexus guy in the movie. See more »

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In the scene where Dave, is on his balcony of his apartment speaking on the phone, there is a boat passing in the background. The wake from the boat disappears when it goes under the bridge, but re-appears when it is on the other side. See more »

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Chuck: You come down here before the black wolf swallows my brain! AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
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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 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) See more »

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When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)
Written by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin and Larry Shay
Published by EMI Mills Music Inc. and Music by Shay
Administered by The Songwriters Guild of America
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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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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