THE LAUGHS NEVER ENDED!
Davin Duckworth-Lee of Burbank is a novelist.
“Anger Management” is a hilarious comedy about a man (Adam
Sandler) who has repressed his anger since childhood, and becomes a
sedate adult who finds himself suddenly sentenced to an anger-
management class. The instructor (Jack Nicholson), deviously
terrorizes him, as he cleverly instills his wit like a foil, using
such memorable lines as, “I sleep in the nude!”
I enjoyed the movie immensely, as there was never a mundane moment
elapsing between scenes. The extraordinary script and direction,
intertwined with a perfect cast playing off one another, had me
constantly laughing throughout the film.
Nicholson’s raw innate instincts shined vigorously, still proving
he’s more talented and handsome then most men half his age. I
especially liked the performances of the beautiful Heather Graham,
the talented Luis Guzman and the always funny Sandler.
There was, though, one flaw that ruined this seemingly perfect
comedy -- the ending. (WARNING: Those who are planning to see the
movie should not read the rest of this paragraph; the ending of the
movie is given away.) The whole premise behind the movie was
absolutely crushed by finding out that the story was just a ploy by
Sandler’s character’s girlfriend to get him to marry her, and that
she actually hired Nicholson’s character herself.
I highly recommend this movie, finding it to be one of the best
comedies I’ve seen in years.
NICHOLSON, SANDLER ARE AT THEIR BEST
Myles Grene of Burbank is a sixth-grader at Luther Burbank Middle
On a flight to St. Louis, nice average guy Dave Buznik, played by
Adam Sandler, ends up in an unpredictable situation that results in
his having to go to court. As a result of that court appearance, he
gets sentenced to 20 hours of anger management. Dr. Buddy Rydell,
played by Jack Nicholson, is his anger manager but he himself could
use a taste of his own medicine.
The movie was impressive and 100% worth seeing. Although some of
the jokes are typical Sandler jokes, kind of crude and mature, the
movie is really good. I think it was just as good as, if not better
than, “Mr. Deeds” and one of Sandler and Nicholson’s best
The Myles Magazine gives it 4 1/2 stars out of 5, awesome. The
Grene Gazette gives it two thumbs up.
‘ANGER MANAGEMENT’ RAISES CRITIC’S IRE
Hamlet Nalbandyan is sports editor of the News-Press, the Leader’s
There was so much intrigue. How could there not be with Jack
Nicholson and Adam Sandler teaming up? And the concept had all the
Unfortunately, the execution was about as lame as lame could be.
Columbia Picture’s “Anger Management” failed to live up to its
hype, and it had nothing to do with the acting abilities of Nicholson
or Sandler. Quite the contrary, the two delivered strong performances
-- or about what you’d expect. Unfortunately, the plot was so ...
And predictable. And annoying. And dull.
Oh, and did I mention it was cheesy?
Sandler plays a character who’s in great need of self-esteem. So
when a little misunderstanding on an airplane becomes a big
misunderstanding, he is ordered to undergo anger management, taught
by Nicholson -- whose techniques are, let’s just say, to the left of
That’s a pretty good concept, but the delivery has no creativity
whatsoever. I felt like I was watching 50 other movies, the material
was so unoriginal.
There are some laughs, but for the most part, “Anger Management”
is just one big waste of time.
“Anger Management” is rated PG-13.