Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Upside of Anger

The Upside of Anger (2005)

Joan Allen plays Terry Wolfmeyer, a woman who's dumped by her husband (he lives the cliché and runs off with his secretary) and is left to raise her four daughters (Erika Christensen, Alicia Witt, Keri Russell and Evan Rachel Wood) alone. There could be a silver lining behind it all, however, when Terry hooks up with Denny Davies (Kevin Costner), a retired baseball player. Mike Binder directs this poignant drama.
My Two Cents: A bizarre ending caps off this skittish, dysfunctional, atypical chick flick, where incoherency somehow makes sense.

Alternate My Two Cents: Would work much better in terms of story and character development as a mini-series or HBO drama, rather than a choppy two-hour film.

NetFlix Rank: Liked It
IMDB Rank: 7/10


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