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The Upside of Anger ()


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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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Terry Ann Wolfmeyer
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Denny Davies
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Andy Wolfmeyer
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Emily Wolfmeyer
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Hadley Wolfmeyer
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Lavender 'Popeye' Wolfmeyer
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Adam 'Shep' Goodman
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David Junior
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Gorden Reiner
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Grey Wolfmeyer
Magdalena Manville ...
Darlene
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Gina
David Firth ...
David Senior
Rod Woodruff ...
Dean Reiner (as Roderick P. Woodruff)
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Emily's Doctor
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Himself
Richard Mylan ...
Disc Jockey
Robert Perkins ...
Town Car Man
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Dr. Lewis
Owen Oakeshott ...
Builder Foreman (as Owen Oakshoot)
Bella Sabbagh ...
Radio Station Receptionist
Kathryn Wade ...
Ballet Dancer
Michelle Denholm ...
Ballet Dancer
Natalie Domanski ...
Ballet Dancer
Sophie Gorrod ...
Ballet Dancer
Carolyn Logan ...
Ballet Dancer
Alison McWhinney ...
Ballet Dancer
Natasha O'Brien ...
Ballet Dancer
Stina Quagebeur ...
Ballet Dancer
Olivia Ratcliffe ...
Ballet Dancer
Laura Suttle ...
Ballet Dancer
Nicola Wallis ...
Ballet Dancer
Miki Weatherford ...
Ballet Dancer
Nao Yamazato ...
Ballet Dancer
Gavin Munn ...
Wedding Band - The Gavin Munn Band
Nicholas White ...
Wedding Band - The Gavin Munn Band
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Wedding Band - The Gavin Munn Band
Chris Banks ...
Wedding Band - The Gavin Munn Band
Roger Batting ...
Wedding Band - The Gavin Munn Band
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Mourner (uncredited)
Rhys Bond ...
Garden party guest (uncredited)
Danny McCluskey ...
Fan (uncredited)
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Bodyguard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mike Binder

Written by

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Mike Binder ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jack Binder ... producer
Chris Curling ... associate producer
Mark Damon ... executive producer
Alex Gartner ... producer
Andreas Grosch ... executive producer
Stewart Hall ... executive producer
Peter Heslop ... line producer
Sammy Lee ... producer
Andreas Schmid ... executive producer

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Richard Greatrex ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Steve Edwards
Robin Sales

Editorial Department

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Jeremy Baxter ... post-production assistant
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant
Steve Harrow ... post-production consultant
Michael Nouryeh ... assistant editor
Rod Shelton ... digital intermediate producer
Sandeep Sheth ... post-production staff assistant
Lance Stubblefield ... assistant editor
Cliff Thomas ... color grader
Michael Toji ... post production supervisor
Laurent Treherne ... digital intermediate supervisor
Mick Vincent ... colorist
Tracey Wadmore-Smith ... associate editor
Mat Whitecross ... documentary editor
Laurie McDowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jim Passon ... final color timer (uncredited)

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Danielle Roffe

Production Design by

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Chris Roope

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Tim Stevenson

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Neesh Ruben

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Deborah Lynn Scott ... (as Deborah Scott)

Makeup Department

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Sarita Allison ... makeup artist
Chris Benoit ... hair stylist
Elle Elliott ... hair stylist: Mr. Costner
Daniel Galvin Senior ... colour consultant
Teresa Kelly ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Sian Richards ... hair designer / makeup designer
John Schoonraad ... makeup effects designer/supervisor
Felicity Wright ... hair stylist supervisor / makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Jack Binder ... unit production manager
Jay Coquillon ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack Binder ... second unit director
Chris Burgess ... additional third assistant director
Melanie Dicks ... first assistant director
Martin Krauka ... second assistant director
Sarah MacFarlane ... third assistant director
Jeremy Pelzer ... studio director ealing studios
Andrew McEwan ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Lee Bryant ... chief dressing props
Alfie Burgess ... stand-by props
Stephen Campbell ... stand-by art director
Steven Campbell ... stand-by art director
Tim Lanning ... greensman
Lee Reilly ... stand-by carpenter
Zoe Scivoletto ... assistant set decorator
Andrew Tapper ... art department assistant
Ian Williamson ... stand-by painter
Terry Wood ... property master
Terry Woods ... property master

Sound Department

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Stuart Bagshaw ... sound editor
Howard Bargroff ... re-recording mixer
Tony Bell ... sound maintenance
Matthew Desorgher ... sound maintenance
Phillip A. Hamilton ... adr recordist
Christopher Harvengt ... adr supervisor
Stewart Henderson ... adr editor
Dan Johnson ... re-recording mixer
Hugh Johnson ... re-recording mixer
Gareth Llewellyn ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Miriam Ludbrook ... dialogue supervisor
Gareth Meirion ... sound trainee (as Gareth Thomas)
Zak Melemendjian ... adr editor (as Peter Melemendjian)
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Jeremy Price ... supervising sound designer / supervising sound editor
John Rodda ... sound mixer
Brian Simmons ... sound mixer
Barnaby Smyth ... supervising foley editor
Graeme Stoten ... adr supervisor
David Turner ... sound technical coordinator
Michele Woods ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Ben Ashmore ... special effects coordinator
Dominic Blake ... special effects technician
Paddy Burnside ... special effects engineer
Tom Harris ... special effects supervisor
Alan Hedgcock ... special effects makeup
Paul Kelly ... special effects supervisor (as Paul Kelley)
Jules Pellicci ... special effects production coordinator
Simon Rose ... special effects makeup / special effects technician: exploding head effects
Cliff Wallace ... special effects makeup

Visual Effects by

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Gary J. Brown ... Inferno artist
Sally Clayton ... digital film producer
Safiya Gili ... digital effects artist (as Safiya Ravat)
Anthony Wonsoff ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Rod Woodruff ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jim Alloway ... second camera operator
David Ashby ... second camera grip
Robin Browne ... director of photography: second unit, Detroit
Paul Buffery ... stand-by rigger
Paul Chedlow ... still photographer
Bob Cooke ... clapper loader
Russell Diamond ... key grip
Terry Eden ... best boy
Dan Garlick ... second camera grip
Simon Gilmour ... camera loader
Gary Hedges ... electrician
Dermot Hickey ... focus puller
Alice Hobden ... second camera loader
Andrew Hoehn Jr. ... first assistant camera: Detroit
Demetri Jagger ... video assist operator
Brian Jones ... gaffer
Andy O'Connor ... electrician
Peter O'Connor ... focus puller: second camera
Gerry Vasbenter ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Zoe Whittaker ... video assist operator: dailies

Casting Department

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Gary Davy ... casting: UK

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elena D'Cruze-Reynolds ... junior costume assistant
Lucy Denny ... costume assistant
Rebecca Duncan ... wardrobe supervisor
Sarah Fawkner ... costume runner
Laura N. Flores ... costume production assistant
Rebecca Gore ... wardrobe assistant
Mari Grimaud ... costume supervisor
Karen Hobbs ... costume assistant
Sally Mason ... wardrobe supervisor
Linda Millen ... wardrobe mistress
Muto-Little ... costumer
Elizabeth Wilson ... assistant costume designer (as Lizzy Wilson)

Location Management

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Linzi Baltrunas ... assistant location manager
Terry Blyther ... location manager
Carn Burton ... location finder
Charlie Somers ... location scout

Music Department

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Maggie Bazin ... music clearance coordinator
Alexandre Desplat ... conductor / orchestrator
Dave Jordan ... music supervisor
Dominique Lemonnier ... music producer (as Solrey Lemonnier)
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Gordan Nikolitch ... orchestra leader
Jon Olive ... music editor
Jojo Villanueva ... music coordinator (as Jo Jo Villanueva)

Transportation Department

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Simon Burgess ... facility driver: unit base stand-by
Martin Jones ... driver
Simon Jones ... driver
Graham Kelly ... action vehicle coordinator
Andrew Nolan ... genny driver
Chris J. Smith ... picture vehicle technician
Dave Williams ... facilities driver

Other crew

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Jasa Abreo ... assistant: Kevin Costner
Huda Abuzeid ... assistant: Jack Binder
Sonya A. Avakian ... production assistant
Tamara Birkemoe ... creative executive: Media 8 (as Tamara Stuparich de la Barra)
Sean Bradley ... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Lesley Broderick ... production accountant
Katherine S. Chang ... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Clair Chrysler ... lead stand-in: Joan Allen
Valentina Coccia ... assistant production coordinator
Merryn Conaway ... assistant: Jack Binder
Christopher Coote ... floor runner
Devin Cutler ... representative: Media 8
Randy Dannenberg ... Creative Executive: Media 8 / film executive
Kerstin Dyroff ... production coordinator: VIP Medienfonds
Billy Edwards ... charge hand stand-by propman
Lee Ettinger ... sales and distribution head
Mike Fraser ... digital film consultant
Robin Green ... second assistant accountant
John Gunnery ... stand-in
Chaz Harris ... assistant: Jack Binder
Alexander Hodgson ... production assistant
Jessica L. Jordan ... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Solomon J. LeFlore ... production financing
Maggie Murray ... assistant accountant
Richard Neale ... 24 frame playback technician: CompuHire
Eva Neufahrt ... controller
Brian O'Shea ... executive: Media 8 Entertainment / world sales executive
Claire Packer ... assistant: Sammy Lee
Aris Piliguian ... assistant: Alex Gartner
Pam Plummer ... assistant: Joan Allen
Shaun Redick ... sales agent
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Bill Ridealgh ... unit medic
David Rumble ... production assistant
Bella Sabbagh ... stand-in: Alicia Witt
Nicole Sacker ... assistant: Jack Binder
Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro ... production coordinator
Jenna Sanz-Agero ... executive (as Jenna Piccolo)
Caroline Sax ... script supervisor
Richard Senior ... floor runner
Diane Slattery ... unit publicist
Guy Stodel ... acquisitions executive
Jelena Tadic ... executive
Michael J. Urann ... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Matthew Waldman ... production liaison
Oli Wennink ... post-production assistant to producer
Christa Zofcin Workman ... business affairs executive (as Christa Zofcin)
Richard Rowntree ... assistant: Steve Harrow (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Sometimes what tears us apart helps us put it back together See more »
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Also Known As
  • An deiner Schulter (Germany)
  • Les bienfaits de la colère (France)
  • Más allá del odio (Spain)
  • O Lado Bom da Fúria (Portugal)
  • Η Αλλη Οψη του Θυμού (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $211,559, 13 Mar 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia Lauren Ambrose changed her mind about playing the role of the daughter whose obsession with dance and dieting almost kills her. Keri Russell soon took on the role. Russell had studied classical dance when she was younger. She said she just needed some catch-up classes. See more »
Goofs When the family limo at the beginning and end of the movie is returning from the funeral, the opposing car is seen driving away from the camera on the right side of the road instead of on the left side, which would have never happened in Michigan. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Upside of Anger (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Rebel Yell See more »
Quotes Lavender "Popeye" Wolfmeyer: People don't know how to love. They bite rather than kiss. They slap rather than stroke. Maybe it's because they recognize how easy it is for love to go bad, to become suddenly impossible... unworkable, an exercise of futility. So they avoid it and seek solace in angst, and fear, and aggression, which are always there and readily available. Or maybe sometimes... they just don't have all the facts.
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