The Upside of Anger

FILM RATING: 2.5 stars

This movie has been on my radar for a few years now, and I finally watched it last night.  Collins College has a library of a few thousand movies on DVD that we can check out for free and this one caught my eye last week.  The Upside of Anger (2005) stars Joan Allen and Kevin Costner along with 4 young actresses I’ve followed in other movies and TV shows.  I had heard from several critics that Kevin Costner was quite good in this movie, but I found the story and Costner’s acting to be flat for me.  Joan Allen was definately great as she almost always is, but even Allen couldn’t lift this script beyond “average”.  It wasn’t a bad movie, but it just didn’t capture me.  Maybe it was just so much of a “female” driven comedy/drama that being a man I couldn’t relate…although that’s usually not a problem for me.  But if you’ve seen it or want to check it out, give it a shot and see what you think.  What I love the most about movies is talking and thinking about them.  It’s always fun to have conversation with someone about movies.  We all have our own tastes for movies, but I can usually find at least one movie I like in common with anyone.

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About Brad Swenson

Appreciating and contributing to the art and craft of movies, television, videos, and photography is my daily mission in life. My canvas for expression is emotion. I'm driven to discover and share interesting stories about people, their actions, their thoughts, their feelings, their work, and their contributions to the web of life.

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