Humour Management

2006-03-30 11:55

After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddy's unorthodox approach to therapy is confrontational and abrasive and Dave is bewildered by it.

Then, after yet another mishap, a judge orders Dave to step up his therapy or wind up in jail. So, Buddy moves in with Dave to help him battle his inner demons.

Buddy himself has no inner demons since he acts out at every opportunity and that includes making lewd comments about Dave's girlfriend Linda and goading Dave into confronting every slight, past or present, head-on.

But Buddy finally goes too far and Dave must decide whether to crawl back into his shell or stand up for himself. Could it be that Buddy's confounding and contradictory treatment is just what the doctor ordered?

What the critics are saying:

"...Anger Management achieves what it sets out to do. The pairing of Nicholson and Sandler is golden."
- Stella Papamichael, BBCi

"...a ragged piece of filmmaking, but the odds are you'll have as good a time watching it as Nicholson and Sandler seemed to have making it."
- Lou Lumenick, New York Post

"Some of the movie is so primitively staged that you can almost hear someone leafing through the book of instructions that came with the camera."
- Elvis Mitchell, New York Times

Anger Management may be a one-joke movie, but at least it's a good joke. The unlikely combination Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson makes for some extremely funny moments.

kay 2003/06/06 9:05 AM
In two minds Adam Sandler irritates me more than finding the water bottle in the fridge empty. Jack Nicholson is one of my favourtie actors of all time... so... perhaps I'll see it if there's nothing much else on at the cinema.
Devon Oliver 2003/06/06 9:03 PM
If cheesy is for you I went into this film thinking that it would be totally great, seeing that it has made so much money from America already. Boy was I wrong, it has definetely got some funny parts, but what they don't show you in the trailors is that it is a romance story. If there is nothing better to watch, then go and see it and have a laugh. But don't expect anything great The Matrix Reloaded
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