31 October, 2020

Anger Management

Another in the tradition of Hollywood's formulaic odd couple movies

Anger Management
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei
Director: Peter Segal
Rating: *

Anger Management is another in the tradition of Hollywood's formulaic odd couple movies. Only here, Nicholson and Sandler don't really share much of a chemistry a la Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Result: the viewer's left more flustered and irritated than entertained.

The plot itself offers little that can be remotely called unexpected and innovative. The funny moments are too few and far between and the funny lines (quite a few about the most crucial part of the male anatomy) could, perhaps, only impress an adolescent: "Temper is the one thing you can't get rid of by losing it." Mild-mannered Dave Buznik (Sandler) is a goofy guy who "doesn't like it when people watch him kiss". He unwittingly gets into a fracas on an airplane and is ordered by the court to attend anger management sessions run by the eccentric Dr Buddy Rydell (Nicholson) who...



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