Anger Management Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Woody Harrelson

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Adam Sandler grows up being pushed around and is an executive being exploited by his boss and everyone around. He is charged for rage to a flight attendent in mid air and is sent for anger management therapy to Buddy (Jack Nicholson) who was his co-passanger on the plane.
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One thing leads to another and he is charged for rage again and escapes prison term on Buddy's assurance he will receive a therapy for which he moves in with Buddy. Buddy starts taking control of Adam's life including childhood bully and work.

Buddy talks him out of the relationship with his girlfriend and instead, starts dating her himself only to further increase Adam Sandler's anger on him.

Eventually, audiences and Adam figure that it was all a set up by Adam's girlfriend to make him stand up for himself and not be pushed around.

The review of this Movie prepared by Anurag Setia

After a small misunderstanding aboard an eroplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger managment therapy at the hands of specialist Dr Buddy Rydell. Dave reluctantly accepts the doctor's councelling, but after another mishap Buddy steps up his aggressive and unconventional treatments by moving in with Dave. As Buddy disrupts every aspect of his life, Dave must make one final, crucial decision: whether to crawl back into his shell or finally stand up for himself...
The review of this Movie prepared by Tom McInnes

ANGER MANAGEMENT is an Adam Sandler vehicle directed by Peter Segal in 2003.

Sandler plays the character of Dave Buznik, a thirty something and rather shy clerk, who goes out with the poetry teacher Marisa Tomei. During a flight to Saint Louis, Sandler is falsely considered as a danger for the plane security and overpowered by the security guard. Condemned to 30 days of anger management therapy, he has to consult Dr. Buddy Rydell.

Dr. Rydell manages to provoke Sandler in such a way that our hero can't refrain from becoming irritated. After an incident in a bar, the poor guy is sentenced to another thirty days period with Dr. Rydell but this time Rydell moves in Sandler's apartment. Little by little, and after many psychological tests "à la Rydell", Sandler starts to lose his shyness and becomes more confident.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Dave Buznik (Sandler) has been a doormat all his life. On a business flight, a disagreement over a headset escalates into his arrest by an air marshall with a zapper and a 20-hour sentence of Anger Management training with acclaimed Dr. Buddy Rydell (Nicholson). After declaring the initial training a failure, Dr. Rydell insists he monitor Dave's behavior 24/7 and moves in with him. The doc's unconventional methods set up many possibilities for humor, most of which go unfulfilled. For instance, "Dr. B" has Dave stop driving on a bridge to sing “I Feel Pretty.” He arranges Dave's successful pickup of a statuesque blonde which nearly wrecks his relationship with his fiancée (Tomei). As further therapy he has Dave take physical revenge on a classmate who once humiliated him and is now a monk. When the film runs out of gags, like Sandler's 1998 “The Wedding Singer,” it relies on cameo appearances and a public marriage proposal to make everything right.
The review of this Movie prepared by Angry Jim Magin

Script Analysis of Anger Management

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   irritating stalker/helper How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   sports arena    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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