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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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Let the healing begin See more »

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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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Locos de ira  »

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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 shots of the Boston Medical Center are actually of Alfred Lerner Hall, the student center at Columbia University. See more »

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Buddy throws away Dave's CD's, which make a breaking sound. See more »

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Dr. Buddy Rydell: Now then we need to go over some ground rules. You are to refrain from any any acts of violence including verbal assault and vulgar hand gestures. You may not use rage enhancing substances, such as caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, crack cocaine, slippy-flippy's, jelly stingers, trick sticks, bing bangs or flying willards.
Dave Buznik: How about fiddle-faddles?
Dr. Buddy Rydell: Under my supervision. Also, if you are unable to stop masturbating, please do so without the use of any pornographic images depicting quote, unquote '...
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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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Referenced in Necessary Roughness: Anchor Management (2011) See more »

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Heart of Glass
Written by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein (as Christopher Stein)
Published by Chrysalis Music/Monster Island Music
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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mad about you
20 May 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Mostly silly, with Adam Sandler doing his usual goofy stuff, but Jack Nicholson - looking like Orson Welles - gives the movie exactly what it needs. There are some scenes that we expect in an Adam Sandler movie (e.g., someone eventually exposes something embarrassing about himself), but other parts really hit you. The whole "I Feel Pretty" sequence was a real surprise. And of course, there's some great lines, especially the "phobe" scene. Also starring Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzman, John Turturro, Woody Harrelson and Rudy Giuliani (yes, THAT Rudy Giuliani).

So, in conclusion, I don't feel angry at all after watching this. In fact, I feel pretty. A real hoot.


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