The Upside of Anger Movie Review Summary

Actors: Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Keri Russell, Erika Christensen

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Terry Wolfmeyer (Joan Allen) is left to raise her four daughters when her husband Grey disappears with his Swedish secretary. Terry spends her time drinking and dealing with her bitterness and anger. When Denny Davies (Kevin Costner), a former pro baseball player, starts hanging around the house to keep her company the two strike up an unlikely romance. Terry is dealing with four daughters who have conflicting feelings about their mother. The oldest, Hadley (Alicia Witt) is graduating from college and stuns her mother when she announces that she is pregnant and getting married. Emily (Keri Russell)fights with Terry over her desire to attend an arts college and pursue dance. Andy (Erika Christensen) angers her mother when she announces that she's getting a 9 to 5 job rather than attend college. Youngest daughter Popeye (Evan Rachel Wood) is 15 and navigating her way through high school and falling for a gay friend. When Emily falls ill Terry is forced to face the prospect of life without one of her precious daughters. As Terry resolves to stop drinking and strengthen her relationships with Denny and the girls she is dealt a horrible blow.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   marriage going to pieces Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Daughter

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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