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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 May 2014 (USA)
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A perpetually angry man is informed he has 90 minutes to live and promptly sets out to reconcile with his family and friends in the short time 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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James Earl Jones, who plays the stuttering shop clerk, actually did have a stutter like his character. See more »

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When Henry and Bix are talking at Junior's, Bix gets a whole pie and starts eating it. A second later in the same conversation, the pie is almost all gone. See more »

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[Henry enters a tech shop]
Henry Altmann: I need a camcorder! And I need one quick!
[Ruben gets up slowly]
Ruben: W... w... w... w... what type are you interested?
Henry Altmann: Oh, it doesn't matter! Just one of those!
[points at a shelf]
Henry Altmann: That one, right there!
Ruben: The P... P... P... P... Panasonic, or the F... F... F... F... Fujitsu?
Henry Altmann: [points again] No, THAT one!
Ruben: Oh, the Samsung?
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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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Come see my sale
Written by Hiram Bronkelstein
Performed by Stephen Edwards
Courtesy of Source in Sync Music
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Against Exepctations, a fitting epitaph for a quality actor
20 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If ever there was a film destined for significant reappraisal due to real life events, this one is it. It stars Robin Williams as a dying man, given 90 minutes to live, running around acting like a crazy nut, trying, with varying degrees of success, to make amends for some of life's big mistakes.

In the wake of Williams' suicide, the film takes on a life and meaning that no one involved could have imagined. There is a pre attached melancholy to proceedings as we watch Williams, playing Henry Altmann, indulge in the type of profanity laden, over the top, angry insults that we will remember him for, all with the certain knowledge that Henry's actions, like William's performance, are amongst the last things this man will do.

This is more than likely the last time we will see Williams playing Williams in a film, and it is a fitting last hurrah. A performance laced with the humanity we are used to from Wiliams, but tempered by an evident weariness and more than a hint of regret, and ending on a note of melancholy.

The support cast are all capable, and the third person narrative works well. the script is not quite as clever as it thinks it is, but does combine minor plot strands reasonably coherently. The film could have been helped from more time being given to Kunis' back story. Instead, the audience is given enough information about her to follow what's happening, and that's it.

At the end of the film, Henry's loved ones are left, as we are, in a state of mourning, when all we can do is pay tribute, share memories, and remember with laughter a life that ended far sooner and more abruptly than we had time to process. A life that touched us in a way not evident until it was over. Angriest Man in Brooklyn, unwittingly captures what all of us were feeling on August 11 2014. And for that reason, if no other, needs to be watched.


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