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The Upside of Anger (2005)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 April 2005 (USA)
When her husband unexpectedly disappears, a sharp-witted suburban wife and her daughters juggle their mom's romantic dilemmas and family dynamics.

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Storyline

A sharp-witted suburban wife, Terry Wolfmeyer, is left to raise her four headstrong daughters when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Things get even more hectic when she falls for her neighbor Denny, a once-great baseball star turned radio d.j. This leaves her daughters out on a limb. They are forced to juggle their mom's romantic dilemmas as well as their own. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Sometimes what tears us apart helps us put it back together See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual situations, brief comic violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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1 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Outra Face da Raiva  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$211,559, 13 March 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,761,993, 26 June 2005
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mike Binder approached singer-turned-actress Mandy Moore to play Lavender "Popeye" but she backed out because she wanted to do publicity for an upcoming album. See more »

Goofs

When Popeye is eating lunch outside in the snow she begins talking holding a wrapped sandwich in her hand. In the next shot we see her take a bite out of it without ever unwrapping it. See more »

Quotes

Terry Wolfmeyer: This was like Halley's Comet; it's not coming around again in 57 years.
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Connections

References For Love of the Game (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Canon
Written by Johann Pachelbel
Performed by Kevin Sargent
Courtesy of Upside of Anger Limited
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Great story, strong actors
10 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Upside of Anger was a wonderfully written script. The perfect blend of humor and sadness, consistent in real life. Each character was developed uniquely, with many different layers. Each character was matched by strong up and coming and veteran actors. Joan Allen as usual is a gem and proves that mainstream Hollywood is missing one of the great female leads of our time. Kevin Costner sticks out and steals the show. He's quirky but real and perfectly lovable. All the girls, although they did not get enough screen time, were capable, exceptional, actors with a bright future in front of them all. Especially the youngest daughter played by Evan Rachel Wood. This is a rare comedy that must be seen. Although the average American may find it slow with it's absence of car chases and sword fights, one can only hope that this movie will find it's audience and grow enough to fall into the laps of the average and broaden their minds.


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