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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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$133,756,285 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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Trivia

Buddy picks up a golf club and a baseball bat before choosing the baseball bat to smash the window of the Lexus. In 1994, Jack Nicholson was cited for smashing a man's window with a golf club in a bout of rage. See more »

Goofs

At Dave's first anger management session, the 76's fan's headband is on correctly, but in the next shot, the headband symbol is reversed. See more »

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Dr. Buddy Rydell: Jibber jabber jibber jabbering, mumbo jumbo, denial, key-key-key-key-key-key!
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Special Thanks to CONRAD GOODE for getting in a fight at that bar and inspiring us to make this movie. See more »

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Spoofs One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)
Written by Richard Patrick (as Richard Michael Patrick) and Geno Lenardo
Published by EMI April Music Inc. o/b/o itself and Happy Ditties From Paradise
Performed by Filter
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Good Fun, even if it's a little muddled
11 February 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Adam Sandler (Dave Buznik) is a mild mannered and submissive business man with an apparent knack for getting himself into unfortunate and disastrous situations. After a very small misunderstanding aboard an aeroplane escalates out of control, Dave is sentenced to Anger Management at the hands of Jack Nicholson (Buddy Rydell)

Dr. Rydell is a therapist with a tendency for the unusual. As the therapy progresses things seem to get worse and after another huge slice of misfortune, Dr. Rydell is forced to move in with Dave and conduct 30 days of intensive Anger Management.

With good comic performances from Sandler and especially Nicholson and some hilarious interaction from the support cast 'Anger Management' is certainly not short of laughs; but it does seem to get a little muddled along the way. That said the movie finishes well (although totally unbelievable) and ends up as a comedy film you'd be silly to miss out on.

7/10


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