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THE UPSIDE OF ANGER
USA: Fine Line Features
UK: The Works UK Distribution
Cast: Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell, Alicia Witt, Mike Bender, Dane Christensen, Danny Webb, Magdalena Manville, Suzanne Bertish, David Firth, Rod Woodruff, Stephen Greif, Arthur Penhallow, Richard Mylan, Robert Perkins, William Tapley, Owen Oakeshott, Bella Sabbagh
Director: Mike Binder
Countries: USA / Germany / UK
USA & UK: 118 mins
USA Rated: R for language, sexual situations, brief comic violence and some drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 1 April 2005
USA Release Date: 18 March 2005 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 11 March 2005 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 4 May 2007 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 27 August 2007
Academy Award nominee Joan Allen, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell and Alicia Witt headline a stellar ensemble cast in the comedic drama THE UPSIDE OF ANGER.
Allen stars as the sharp-witted Terry Wolfmeyer, a suburban wife and mother whose life takes an unusual turn when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Struggling to deal with his sudden absence, Terry finds herself increasingly at odds with her four headstrong daughters (Christensen, Wood, Russell and Witt) and regularly drowning her anger in alcohol, until she develops an offbeat relationship with her next-door neighbor, Denny (Costner).
A once-great baseball star turned radio DJ, Denny becomes a drinking buddy for Terry and slowly evolves into her source of strength, as well as an ad-hoc father to her daughters. But things get complicated as Terry's daughters grow accustomed to having Denny around while attempting to juggle not only their mother's romantic dilemmas, but their own.
At turns funny, poignant and bittersweet, THE UPSIDE OF ANGER is written and directed by Mike Binder (creator and star of the HBO TV series THE MIND OF THE MARRIED MAN), who also appears in a co-starring role as Shep, Denny's radio show producer.
Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9
Stereo with 5.1 audio available