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Upside of Anger, The


USA 2004, 112 minutes
Dir. Mike Binder
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama, Comedy / Romance


Aroview: After being deserted by her husband, a resentful suburban Mom (Allen) turns to the bottle and the arms of her neighbour (Costner), an ex-sportsman on the decline, while her four rebellious daughters try to steer her back into life's main stream.

With many scenes spilling over with self-pity and bitter humour, this has a thoroughly adult tone, remaining diverting and polished throughout. Critics have been divided over the abrupt final twist, yet it does strike a note of sour irony fully in keeping with the preceding portrait of middle-class discontent.

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  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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