Anger Management

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  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 6.2  (228,428)
  • 52

Anger Management is a 2003 American comedy film, directed by Peter Segal and starring Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, and Marisa Tomei. The movie tells the story of Dave Buznik (Adam Sandler), a timid and mild-mannered businessman who is falsely accused of assaulting a flight attendant on a plane. He is sentenced to attend anger management sessions with Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson), an unpredictable and unorthodox anger management therapist.

The movie opens with Dave, a cat-lover and non-confrontational man, enduring a series of frustrating events while trying to make it home from New York to his girlfriend Linda's (Marisa Tomei) surprise party in Miami. On the plane, Dave is seated next to a fellow passenger named Buddy (Nicholson), who tries to engage him in conversation. Dave politely declines, as he is afraid of flying and wants to listen to his music. Buddy's attempts to make Dave open up to him turn into a heated argument, resulting in Dave getting tackled by the flight crew and taken into custody upon landing.

At the hearing, Dave's lawyer presents a plea bargain that would avoid jail time if he agrees to attend anger management sessions with Buddy. Dave reluctantly agrees, only to find out that Buddy's methods involve unconventional and embarrassing techniques, like forcing him to wear a pink tutu and sing "I Feel Pretty" in front of a group of strangers. Dave feels humiliated and abused by Buddy's approach, but he soon realizes that he needs to channel his anger and confront his unresolved emotional issues if he wants to fix his life and save his relationship with Linda.

As Dave begins to make progress in the sessions, he starts to stand up for himself and confront the people and situations that have been causing his stress and frustration. However, Buddy's own personal issues come to the forefront, as he becomes fixated on Linda and starts to interfere with Dave's life outside of the sessions. Dave's attempts to keep his cool and control his anger while dealing with Buddy's antics put his newfound growth to the test.

Throughout the film, there are several subplots that add to the comedic and emotional depth of the story. One involves Dave's coworker Chuck (John Turturro), who is obsessed with a male prostitute named Lou (Luis Guzman) and resorts to extreme measures to hide his secret from his coworkers. Another subplot involves Dave's childhood friend Andrew (Allen Covert), who is convinced he is a Buddhist monk and seeks Dave's help to overcome his spiritual crisis.

As the movie progresses, Dave's journey towards self-discovery and emotional maturity becomes intertwined with Buddy's own struggles, and the two ultimately must come to terms with their own issues in order to move forward. Anger Management is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy that explores the complex nature of anger and the importance of confronting one's emotional baggage in order to live a happier and healthier life.

In summary, Anger Management is a dynamic and entertaining movie that showcases the comedic talent of its two main stars while delivering a message about the importance of confronting and managing one's anger. With its quirky characters, outrageous situations, and heartwarming moments, the film is an enjoyable and worthwhile viewing experience.

Anger Management is a 2003 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 52.

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    6.2  (228,428)
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