Anger Management

Anger Management

3.5 8
Director: Peter Segal

Cast: Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei

     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

A man comes face to face with the rage he didn't know he had in this comedy. Dave Buznick (Adam Sandler) is an even-tempered businessman who, after a series of strange misunderstandings on an airline flight, finds himself accused of air rage. A judge sentences Dave to undergo anger management therapy, and he soon finds himself in the care of Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack… See more details below

Overview

A man comes face to face with the rage he didn't know he had in this comedy. Dave Buznick (Adam Sandler) is an even-tempered businessman who, after a series of strange misunderstandings on an airline flight, finds himself accused of air rage. A judge sentences Dave to undergo anger management therapy, and he soon finds himself in the care of Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson), a celebrated therapist. However, Dave's group therapy sessions with a handful of truly disturbed individuals -- among them jumpy ex-con Chuck (John Turturro), obsessive sports fan Nate (Jonathan Loughran), slow-burning Lou (Luis Guzman), egocentric Andrew (Allen Covert), and bisexual porn stars Gina and Stacy (Krista Allen and January Jones) -- leave him far more unsettled than when he arrived. Later, when Buddy decides to move into Dave's home for intensive therapy, he soon discovers Buddy has more than a bit of his own anger to resolve, and that no one brings out Dave's deeply buried inner rage quite like Buddy. Anger Management also stars Marisa Tomei as Dave's girlfriend, Linda; in addition, the film features a number of notable actors in cameos, including Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Ray Liotta, Heather Graham, and Harry Dean Stanton.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
As with his other films, Adam Sandler has populated Anger Management with talented character actors who have great fun with their roles. John Turturro, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, and Luis Guzman all generate laughs with throwaway lines. Their presence is welcome because at the center of the film Jack Nicholson and Sandler's chemistry fails to generate any comedic sparks. They are not phoning in their performances, but they are not quite on the same page. The big comic set pieces between the two do not have the energy that the scenes with the supporting characters have. Anger Management certainly works as an Adam Sandler vehicle. Once again he has cast himself as an essentially nice and sweet guy troubled by a large reservoir of repressed anger. He squirms in the beginning of the film when confronting people who take advantage of him, and eventually learns to let fly with some patented Sandler temper in order to show that he has a backbone. Punch-Drunk Love showed that Sandler was interested in evolving his comedic persona. This feels like an attempt to take some of what he learned from that film and make it more palatable for his core audience. Sandler fans will not be disappointed, but Anger Management hints at a better film that could have been.
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
A comedy as bracing and furiously right for the moment as it is broad and huggable.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2008
UPC:
0043396255890
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:46:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary with Adam Sandler and director Peter Segal; "Skull Session" behind-the-scenes featurette; "My Buddy, Jack" featurette; Deleted scenes; Gag reel; "Do You Have Anger Problems? game

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Sandler Dave Buznik
Jack Nicholson Dr. Buddy Rydell
Marisa Tomei Linda
Luis Guzman Lou
Allen Covert Andrew
Lynne Thigpen Judge Daniels
Woody Harrelson Galaxia
John Turturro Chuck
Harry Dean Stanton Actor
Kurt Fuller Frank Head
Jonathan Loughran Nate
Krista Allen Stacy
January Jones Gina
Bobby Knight Himself
John McEnroe Himself
Rudy Giuliani Himself
Judith Nathan Herself
Tony Carbonetti Himself
Bob Sheppard Himself
Robert Merrill Himself
Roger Clemens Himself
Derek Jeter Himself
Lou Rawls Actor
Heather Graham Kendra
Kevin Nealon Sam
John C. Reilly Arnie Shankman
Adrian Ricard Rose Rydell
Peter Spruyt Ricky
Ray Liotta Himself

Technical Credits
Peter Segal Director
Alan Au Production Designer
Jeffrey Beck Set Decoration/Design
Barry Bernardi Producer
Teddy Castellucci Score Composer
Thomas D. Causey Sound/Sound Designer
Allegra Clegg Co-producer
Allen Covert Executive Producer
Mick Cukurs Set Decoration/Design
Derek Dauchy Co-producer
Michael Dilbeck Musical Direction/Supervision
David Dorfman Screenwriter
Michael Ewing Co-producer
Todd Garner Executive Producer
Jack Giarraputo Producer
Jeff Gourson Editor
Tim Herlihy Executive Producer
John Hockridge Asst. Director
John Jacobs Executive Producer
Patricia Klawonn Set Decoration/Design
Ellen Lutter Costumes/Costume Designer
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
Jeff McDonald Art Director
Roger Mussenden Casting
Adam Sandler Executive Producer
Debra Schutt Set Decoration/Design
Domenic Silvestri Art Director
Chris Spellman Set Decoration/Design

Read More

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Anger Management
1. Start [:24]
2. Dave Buznik [2:24]
3. "This Seat's Available" [1:11]
4. The In-Flight Movie Incident [1:08]
5. Dr. Buddy Rydell [4:27]
6. The First Session [1:01]
7. Dave & Chuck, Anger Allies [6:54]
8. Andrew [1:37]
9. Tsouris [3:52]
10. Buddy For the Defense [2:18]
11. In the Lair Of the Rage Rhino [2:33]
12. Bunkmates [2:49]
13. Breakfast With Buddy [1:59]
14. "I Feel Pretty" [1:52]
15. Frank Head [2:58]
16. Clothes For Fat Cats [2:14]
17. A Walk On the Wild Side [3:50]
18. Miracles For Modern Science [3:17]
19. Shades Of Early Emily Dickinson [2:17]
20. Making a Little Room to Back Up [1:56]
21. Kendra [2:42]
22. An Angry Beached Whale [5:28]
23. Arnie the Anger Monk [6:36]
24. Dinner at Mort's [10:53]
25. Potentially Upsetting News [4:43]
26. The Cat Clothing Catalog [4:01]
27. Romance Comes to Yankee Stadium [2:49]
28. "I Feel Pretty" (Reprise) [7:30]

Read More

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >