Anger Management

Anger Management

Peter Segal (2003)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Following on from his art house experiment Punch-Drunk Love, Adam Sandler again gives a relatively restrained performance in this mainstream comedy. He plays mild-mannered businessman Dave Buznik who, after a misunderstanding regarding some in-flight headphones, is ordered into anger management under the counsel of spirited shrink Dr Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson). Rydell's methods are unusual, to say the least - he moves in with Sandler while making a move on his girlfriend Marisa Tomei - but director Peter Segal never really mines the comedy that this pairing and premise deserve. However, this gets by on sheer star power, Nicholson being one of the very few Hollywood actors who can out-shout Sandler.


A man is forced to go on an anger management course following an unpleasant incident on a plane. However, he quickly comes to the conclusion that his unconventional therapist is the crazy one when the deranged doctor moves in with him and turns his life upside down. Comedy, starring Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei and Heather Graham.

Cast & Crew

Dave Buznik Adam Sandler
Dr Buddy Rydell Jack Nicholson
Linda Marisa Tomei
Lou Luis Guzman
Judge Daniels Lynne Thigpen
Galaxia / Security guard Woody Harrelson
Chuck John Turturro
Frank Head Kurt Fuller
Nate Jonathan Loughran
Stacy Krista Allen
Gina January Jones
Andrew Allen Covert
John McEnroe John McEnroe
Rudy Giuliani Rudy Giuliani
Arnie Shankman / Panaman Amanana John C Reilly
Kendra Heather Graham
Blind man Harry Dean Stanton
Director Peter Segal
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 6 Jun 2003