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The Upside of Anger Review

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  • 4.0

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  • 100

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    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I liked these characters precisely because they were not designed to be likable -- or, more precisely, because they were likable in spite of being exasperating, unorganized, self-destructive and impervious to good advice.

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  • 63

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    USA Today Claudia Puig

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

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  • 70

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    Wall Street Journal 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 the whole film on the wings of Terry's wrath.

  • 75

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    Entertainment Weekly 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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  • 80

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    The Hollywood Reporter 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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