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      The Upside of Anger

      R Released Mar 11, 2005 2 hr. 1 min. Comedy Drama Romance List
      74% 184 Reviews Tomatometer 63% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer (Joan Allen) is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters (Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood, Erika Christensen, Alicia Witt). As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny (Kevin Costner), a former baseball player. As the two grow closer, and her daughters increasingly rely on Denny, Terry starts to have reservations about where their relationship is headed. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 15 Buy Now

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      A comedy/ drama for grown-ups, with fine performances by Joan Allen and Kevin Costner.

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      Audience Member It was entertaining. Great acting all around. Storyline was a little dry. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review kevin c Joan Allen stars as a woman on edge after her husband leaves her and her daughters. Her neighbor, a former ball player played by Kevin Costner steps in as a possible rebound relationship. Plenty of drama and a few laughs really end up immersing you into their lives as family and relationship problems arise. Great cast which also includes Evan Rachel Wood, Alicia Witt, Keri Russell and Erika Christensen. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoyed the movie Except the part about the pervert dating the teenager but like life this happens Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I definitely did not anticipate liking this movie, but here we are and I did 3.2 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/24/20 Full Review steve d Lots of anger and yelling, not so convincing on the upside part. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member touching funny powerful.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: B+ Feb 18, 2012 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard Very watchable. Rated: 3/5 May 4, 2007 Full Review Independent (UK) The final twist is misjudged, and it doesn't cohere at any level; but some funny moments. Rated: 3/5 May 4, 2007 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com An intelligent drama. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 26, 2020 Full Review Micheal Compton Bowling Green Daily News The Upside of Anger is bright, funny, and a very touching film that features some quality performances. Nov 18, 2019 Full Review Megan Basham National Review The Upside of Anger is truly something special. Feb 6, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer (Joan Allen) is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters (Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood, Erika Christensen, Alicia Witt). As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny (Kevin Costner), a former baseball player. As the two grow closer, and her daughters increasingly rely on Denny, Terry starts to have reservations about where their relationship is headed.
      Director
      Mike Binder
      Executive Producer
      Mark Damon, Andreas Grosch, Stewart Hall, Andreas Schmid
      Screenwriter
      Mike Binder
      Distributor
      New Line Cinema
      Production Co
      Media 8 Entertainment, Zephyr Films, VIP
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 11, 2005, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 1, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $18.8M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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