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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 23 May 2014 (USA)
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A perpetually angry man is informed he has 90 minutes to live and promptly sets out to reconcile with his family and friends in the short time he has left.

Writers:

Daniel Taplitz (screenplay by), Assi Dayan (based on the film "The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum" written by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Henry Altmann
Mila Kunis ... Dr. Sharon Gill
Peter Dinklage ... Aaron Altmann
Melissa Leo ... Bette Altmann
Hamish Linklater ... Tommy Altmann
Sutton Foster ... Adela
James Earl Jones ... Ruben
Richard Kind ... Bix Field
Daniel Raymont ... Ulugbek
Chris Gethard ... Dr. Jordan Reed
Jerry Adler ... Cooper
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Yates
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ... Nurse Rowan
Jeremie Harris ... Leon
Lee Garlington ... Gummy
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Storyline

Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life. Written by Lionsgate

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Everyone has a bad day. Henry has one every day.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

92 Minutes See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$615,198
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is a remake of the Isreali movie Mr. Baum (1997), which was directed/written by/starred Assi Dayan, the son of Israeli general and Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Sharon Gill is driving the taxi and almost hits a bus, the traffic light is green. It is the bus that runs the red light, not her as implied. See more »

Quotes

Henry Altmann: [after the policeman drives off] You're not gonna follow him, are you?
Sharon Gill: Oh, fuck no!
Henry Altmann: [laughs heavily] Yes, you go girl.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, certain letters are in red instead of white, spelling out such appropriate words as "anger," "cranky," "grr" and "ire." See more »

Connections

Remake of Mr. Baum (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Habanera (from Carmen)
Written by Georges Bizet
Courtesy by APM Music
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Fairly Entertaining...
28 July 2014 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

A remake of the 1997 Israeli film, The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum, 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn' is a fairly entertaining film, that doesn't eat your brains.

'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn' Synopsis: A curmudgeonly man is mistakenly told that he has 90 minutes to live by his doctor and promptly sets out to reconcile with his wife, brother and friends in the short time he believes he has left.

'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn' begins well & maintains a certain pace till the end. Its never spectacular, but its never too bad, either. Quite simply put -- Some of it works, some of it doesn't.

Daniel Taplitz's Screenplay balances between comedy & drama, ably. Phil Alden Robinson's Direction is passable. Cinematography is good. Editing is also crisp.

Performance-Wise: Robin Williams enacts 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn', with effortless ease. The Oscar-Winning Actor doesn't miss a single beat. Mila Kunis is impressive. Peter Dinklage is superb, while Melissa Leo is her usual self. The Great James Earl Jones is hilarious in a cameo.

On the whole, 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn' is a safe bet for a one-time viewing.


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