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The upside of anger [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents in association with Media 8 Entertainment a VIP Medienfonds 2/VIP Medienfonds 3/MDP Filmproduktion production, a Sunlight production ; produced by Alex Gartner, Jack Binder, Sammy Lee ; written and directed by Mike Binder.

Available copies

  • 15 of 16 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 16 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson County Public Library DVD UPSIDE (Text) 39493108619422 Adult Video Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780652045
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : New Line Cinema : c2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: Deleted scenes [with optional commentary] (11 min.); Feature commentary with director Mike Binder and Joan Allen, moderated by filmmaker Rod Lurie [audio feature]; Creating "The Upside of Anger" [featurette] (30 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); More from New Line [previews] (10 min.); DVD-ROM online features [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Internet access].
Formatted Contents Note:
Funeral -- Bad news -- Wolfmeyer women -- Drinking buddies -- "I'm a wreck" -- Offer -- Halley's comet -- Shocking news -- Terry's embarrassment -- Shep joins the party -- Apology -- Hadley's wedding -- More bad news -- Big question -- Moment of bliss -- Make-up -- Discovery -- End credits.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Richard Greatrex ; art director, Tim Stevenson ; editors, Steve Edwards, Robin Sales ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; costume designer, Deborah Scott ; production designer, Chris Roope.
Participant or Performer Note:
Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell, Alicia Witt, Mike Binder.
Summary, etc.:
This contemporary drama is about romance between two imperfect, alcoholic, resentful ordinary people, neighbors in the suburbs, adults with enough money to support themselves in the discontent to which they have become accustomed. Terry Wolfmeyer, suburban Detroit mother of four girls, is suddenly abandoned by her husband, and sinks into depression and subsists on a steady diet of vodka tonics. Denny Davies, retired baseball player, is a flabby, lackadaisical sports talk radio host who is bored by sports and talk. He prods her into being his drinking buddy, and their tenuous friendship grows more intimate. The four daughters have sized up the situation and are getting on with their lives in their own ways, mostly competently. Together, Terry and Denny find out how much a waste of time and effort anger is, along the road to the transformations that can happen when dealing with its aftermath.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for language, sexual situations, brief comic violence and some drug use.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS surround, Stereo surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of its theatrical exhibition.
Language Note:
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Single-parent families > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Disc jockeys > Drama.
Madre e hijos > Teatro.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired
Families > Drama.
Alcoholics > Drama.
Suburban life > Drama.
Madre e hijos > Teatro.
Single-parent families > Drama.
Man-woman relationship > Drama.
Disc jockeys > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Romance > Feature.
Comedy > Feature.
Family > Feature.
Romance > Feature.
Comedy > Feature.
Films for the hearing impaired > Videodiscs.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Romance > Feature.
Comedy > Feature.
Family > Feature.

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