The Upside of Anger

Yesterday, I watched this movie called “The Upside of Anger” featuring Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Keri Russell and Erika Christensen.

It’s a drama about a woman and her 4 daughters and how their lives go after the father dissapears unexpectedly.

Looking for the IMDB page for this movie, I found that it was actually well rated and that the last review of it was very good, but personally, I didn’t like it and thought it was really boring.
I lost interest from the beginning of the movie, and nothing pulled me back in throughout it all.

The idea is a good one, that Anger paralyzes our emotional outlook and alters our perception of reality and works to destroy us and those around us.

But, the movie just didn’t portray it well enough and it felt like it went on for too long, and lots of stuff just felt like they were thrown in there to fill up the time.
I don’t know, maybe I wasn’t in the mood for this kind of movie yesterday, but to me this movie pretty much sucked.

There’s a twist at the end that is interesting, although Eman guessed it from the very beginning, but they let it just pass slowly, losing it’s taste and effect.

It’s a shame to see a great actor like Kevin Costner in a movie like this, but well it’s his choice after all.

My score for this movie: 1/10.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

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