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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  23 May 2014 (USA)
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A curmudgeonly man is mistakenly told that he has 90 minutes to live by his doctor and promptly sets out to reconcile with his wife, brother and friends in the short time he believes he has left.

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Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life. Written by Lionsgate

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Everyone has a bad day. Henry has one every day.

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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The camera shop sales clerk was played by James Earl Jones who actually did have a stutter like his character. See more »

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When Dr. Sharon Gill is driving the taxi and almost hits a bus, the traffic light is green. It's the bus that runs the red light, not her as implied. See more »

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Henry Altmann: [narration] When Henry Altmann fell from the bridge time had slowed. And it occurred to Henry that life didn't have to be a burden, that life is short and fragile and unique. And each hour, each minute, each second could have something to offer. Something beautiful and astounding. The fact that this only occurred to him seconds before he would hit the water and die, made him very very angry.
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In the opening credits, certain letters are in red instead of white, spelling out such appropriate words as "anger," "cranky," "grr" and "ire." See more »

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Remake of Mar Baum (1997) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by James Martin Edwards (BMI)
Performed by Johnny Savarino and Vonetta Vaughn
Courtesy of Source in Sync Music
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A simple story with depth
22 August 2014 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I read many bad reviews of this picture and wasn't expecting much, but The Angriest Man in Brooklyn surprised me. It's a well-acted story with substance - a bittersweet tale of life as it is and life as it can be. The very strong cast included cameos by a stuttering James Earl Jones and a piggish Louis C.K. Yes, it's sentimental, but it's not sloppy about it. It's humorous without big laughs. It's quiet and subtle and altogether outstanding. It reminds us that the only normal people are the ones we don't really know. It shows us how important it is to try to be happy. Not your typical Hollywood, thank goodness.

Portraying a man whose bad day has gone on for years, Robin Williams' performance is eerily grave. He is complemented by a strong cast and a simple story that makes its point. Well worth the price of the ticket, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is a little gem.


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