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After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik (Adam Sandler) is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson). Dave reluctantly accepts the doctor's counseling, but after another mishap Buddy steps up his aggressive and unorthodox treatments by moving in with Dave. As Buddy wreaks havoc with every aspect of his life, Dave must decide whether to crawl back into his shell or finally stand up for himself. Laugh like crazy at this outrageous comedy that will drive you mad with laughter. The top-notch supporting cast includes Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzman, Woody Harrelson, John Turturro, and Heather Graham. Anger Management is just what the doctor ordered.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Thought not without its funny moments, Anger Management is ultimately stale and disappointingly one-note, especially considering its capable cast.
June 21, 2017
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Very raunchy Sandler comedy is filled with sex and language.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Anger Management is a 2003 comedy in which Jack Nicholson plays a therapist who uses unusual methods to treat his unwilling subject, played by Adam Sandler. This movie is extremely raunchy for a PG-13, with constant jokes about penis size, plus jokes about lesbian porn stars who enjoy three-way sex, a drag queen prostitute, a mentally ill girl, masturbation, premature ejaculation, flatulence, and prison rape. It has comic violence --tasing, fistfights, bar fights. Characters drink and smoke. A character claims to be from a town in Germany called "Lickin Zee Dickin." There's frequent profanity, including "f--k."
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- Release Date:April 11, 2003
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD