The Upside of Anger Synopsis
Abandoned woman dates ex-baseball player.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I liked these characters precisely because they were not designed to be likable -- or, more precisely, because they were likable in spite...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A fiercely funny human comedy with jokes that sting and leave marks.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
In making such an appealing movie about characters who are usually swept under the Hollywood rug, Binder does us all a service.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Allen turns the character into a tour de force that unleashes an unexpected comedy about compassion and self-loathing.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Wondrous performances.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Upside of Anger is overly therapized, yet Costner and Allen show you what it means not just to play a role but to inhabit it.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Joan Allen, for whom the role was written, combines severity, which she has often played before, with such levity and verve that she lifts...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Binder has written himself a scene-stealing supporting role as Shep, sleazeball producer.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The primary upside to The Upside of Anger is the presence of Joan Allen in the lead role.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's the men in ''Upside" who speak all the truth.
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Rated R | For language, sexual situations, brief comic violence and some drug use