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Marilee J. Layman

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03:24 pm: The Upside of Anger
I really enjoyed watching this. There's an excellent cast: Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Keri Russell, Alicia Witt, and Evan Rachel Wood, as well as a good story.

The movie starts with Terry's (Joan Allen) husband abandoning her and her four girls. She starts drinking and feeling sorry for herself when their neighbor and former baseball star, Denny (Kevin Costner) comes over to see if they're willing to sell their extra land for a housing division. He makes his living peddling signed baseballs and doing a radio baseball show, but he agreed to talk to his neighbors for the developer. He starts trying to help Terry and then to help the girls as they have more troubles to deal with. Terry becomes angry and that pushes her to make changes for the family and to make things work out better. There's a twist at the end that I thought of early on, but it didn't damage my enjoyment of the movie. I highly recommend this one.



Date:May 25th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
I liked that one, too. Including the maybe not completely unexpected twist at the end.
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