The Upside of Anger (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Joan Allen Terry Wolfmeyer
Kevin Costner Denny Davies
Erika Christensen Andy Wolfmeyer
Evan Rachel Wood Lavender "Popeye" Wolfmeyer
Keri Russell Emily Wolfmeyer
Alicia Witt Hadley Wolfmeyer
Mike Binder Adam "Shep" Goodman
Tom Harper David Junior
Dane Christensen Gorden Reiner
Danny Webb Grey Wolfmeyer
Suzanne Bertish
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Romance
Director Mike Binder
Producer Jack Binder; Alex Gartner
Writer Mike Binder
Studio New Line Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 58 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The sight of two lost souls finding something unavoidably necessary in each other carries The Upside of Anger through it pleasant episodic drift. When Terry Wolfmeyer (Joan Allen) realizes that her husband won't be coming home again, she hits the skids and the bottle, leaving her four thunderstruck daughters (Alicia Witt, Keri Russell, Erika Christensen, and Evan Rachel Wood) to fend for themselves while she fends off the attentions of concerned neighbor Denny Davies (Kevin Costner). Writer/director Mike Binder (who has a good bit as Costner's sleazy producer) juggles too many subplots in this comedy/drama--his charming young actresses are all but wasted--then tosses in a wrongheaded climactic twist and terrible explanatory narration from young Wood. But the two leads do career-best turns: If you've given up hope on Costner, you'll be surprised by his shaggy dog appeal as a perpetually soused radio show host/faded ex-baseball star, while Allen's boozy, brittle performance is so remarkable that even her comic drunkenness is nuanced. --Steve Wiecking
Personal Details
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Index 1564
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/27/05
Purchase Price $20.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 794043825927
Release Date 7/26/05
Subtitles English; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1