Monday, July 16, 2012

Anger Management (2003)

Number Rolled: 47
Movie Name/Year: Anger Management (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 106 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Segal
Writer: David Dorfman
Actors: Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzman, Allen Covert, Lynne Thigpen, Kurt Fuller, Jonathan Loughran, Krista Allen, January Jones, Woody Harrelson, John Turturro, Kevin Nealon

We all know that some of Adam Sandlers movies can be… well… childish. There’s no denying that. And in watching this movie it is easy to see some of that floating around. But, opposite Jack Nicholson, a bit of growth is given to his comedy and it finds a happy medium.

I had the benefit of having watched the last half of the movie a while back before today, when I watched it from the beginning. Normally that would hinder ones outlook on the movie – but not this one. I watched today with my boyfriend and my best friend. My best friend and I knew the ending, but my boyfriend had never seen it before. About a half hour in he was staring at the screen with a weird look on his face. When I asked him what was wrong he said something along the lines of “I thought this was supposed to be a realistic type movie… I’m not sure what’s going on.”

Now, my boyfriend is a bright man so I tried to see it from his point of view. That’s when the epiphany hit. If I had watched this from beginning to end I would have hated it. I would have thought it was a dumb and dumber rip off only worse. Yet if they had made the movie any differently it would have sucked. Interesting, right?

So here’s my advice to you. Go find the movie. Rent it, watch it on TV, buy it, whatever. Then before you watch the whole movie, watch just the ending. Then you’ll figure out what I mean.

Overall Opinion – 3/5

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