Anger Management

Neat odd-couple comedy ruined by abysmal ending

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STARRING Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei

Opens June 6, Cert 15, 106 mins

People who like Jack Nicholson can’t like Adam Sandler. That’s like having Lou Reed and the Cheeky Girls on your car CD changer: the switch from one to another could plunge you off the road with an involuntary jerk. Which is basically what Anger Management does.

Sandler plays a desk-bound pushover too shy to propose to his girl, Tomei. A misunderstanding on an airplane sees him sentenced to an anger management course run by Nicholson, who diagnoses him as an urgent case and moves in with him. The film shapes up nicely here, especially given great supporting roles from Luis Guzm


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