The Upside of Anger


1h 56m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Sharp-witted Terry Wolfmeyer, a suburban wife and mother, has her life take an unusual turn when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Struggling to deal with his sudden absence, Terry finds herself increasingly at odds with her four headstrong daughters and regularly drowning her anger in alcohol, until she develops an offbeat relationship with her next-door neighbor, Denny. A once-great baseball star turned radio DJ, Denny becomes a drinking buddy for Terry and slowly evolves into her source of strength, as well as an ad-hoc father to her daughters. But things get complicated as Terry's daughters grow accustomed to having Denny around while attempting to juggle not only their mother's romantic dilemmas, but their own.

Film Details

Also Known As
Upside of Anger
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Family
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Adrian Ward
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

Sharp-witted Terry Wolfmeyer, a suburban wife and mother, has her life take an unusual turn when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Struggling to deal with his sudden absence, Terry finds herself increasingly at odds with her four headstrong daughters and regularly drowning her anger in alcohol, until she develops an offbeat relationship with her next-door neighbor, Denny. A once-great baseball star turned radio DJ, Denny becomes a drinking buddy for Terry and slowly evolves into her source of strength, as well as an ad-hoc father to her daughters. But things get complicated as Terry's daughters grow accustomed to having Denny around while attempting to juggle not only their mother's romantic dilemmas, but their own.

Crew

Huda Abuzeid

Assistant

Sarita Allison

Makeup Artist

Jim Alloway

Assistant Camera

Finn Andrews

Song

Ben Ashmore

Special Effects Coordinator

Stuart Bagshaw

Dubbing Mixer

Linzi Baltrunas

Assistant Location Manager

Howard Bargroff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jeremy Baxter

Post-Production Assistant

Maggie Bazin

Music Coordinator

Tony Bell

Sound

Chris Benoit

Hair Stylist

Kevin Biggs

Carpenter

Jack Binder

Producer

Mike Binder

Screenplay

Terry Blyther

Location Manager

Nick Bowen

Painter

Christophe Briquet

Assistant

Edmund Broad

Office Runner

Lesley Broderick

Production Accountant

Keith Bryant

Film Lab

Lee Bryant

Props

Paul Buffery

Rigging Electrician

Alfie Burgess

Props

Chris Burgess

Assistant Director

Darren Caen

Carpenter

Gregory Campbell

Transportation Coordinator

Stephen Campbell

Art Director

Paul Chedlow

Photography

Luke Chisholm

Driver

Clair Chrysler

Stand-In

Sally Clayton

Production Supervisor

Valentina Coccia

Assistant Production Coordinator

Marc Cohn

Song

Merryn Conaway

Assistant

Jane Cook

Caterer

Bob Cooke

Loader

James Cooper

Office Runner

Jay Coquillon

Post-Production Supervisor

David Creed

Construction Manager

Chris Curling

Associate Producer

Elena D'cruze

Costumes

Mark Damon

Executive Producer

John Daynes

Painter

Steve De Julius

Carpenter

Lucy Denny

Costumes

Matthew Desorgher

Sound

Alexandre Desplat

Original Music

Alexandre Desplat

Music Conductor

Alexandre Desplat

Music

Neil Diamond

Song

Russell Diamond

Grip

Mealanie Dicks

Assistant Director

Melanie Dicks

Assistant Director

Kevin Dore

Carpenter

Rebecca Duncan

Wardrobe Supervisor

Terry Eden

Best Boy

Billy Edwards

Props

Steven Edwards

Editor

Sarah Fawkner

Office Runner

James Foster

Carpenter

Mike Fraser

Production

Daniel Galvin

Consultant

Dan Garlick

Grip

Alex Gartner

Producer

Elvira Gavirlova

Consultant

Simon Gilmour

Camera Trainee

Richard Greatrex

Director Of Photography

Richard Greatrex

Dp/Cinematographer

Robin Green

Accounting Assistant

Andreas Grosch

Executive Producer

John Gunnery

Stand-In

Stewart Hall

Executive Producer

Chaz Harris

Assistant

Tom Harris

Special Effects Supervisor

Tom Harrison

Sound

Steve Harrow

Consultant

Gary Hedges

Electrician

Stewart Henderson

Adr Editor

Peter Heslop

Line Producer

Dermot Hickey

Camera Focus Puller

Karen Hobbs

Costumes

Alice Hobden

Loader

Alex Hodgson

Office Runner

Anita Hughes

Caterer

Demetri Jagger

Video Playback

Hugh Johnson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brian Jones

Gaffer

Simon Jones

Driver

Dave Jordan

Music Supervisor

Paul Kelley

Special Effects Supervisor

Graham Kelly

Transportation Supervisor

Teresa Kelly

Makeup Artist

Colin Kiddell

Driver

Peter Knight

Driver

Melissa Lake

Foley Artist

Bryn Lawrence

Office Runner

Sammy Lee

Producer

Solrey Lemonnier

Assistant

Miriam Ludbrook

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Sarah Macfarlane

Assistant Director

Sirish Malde

Accountant

Charlie Mars

Song

Charlie Mars

Song Performer

Sally Mason

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jasa Mccall

Assistant

Peter Melemendjian

Adr Editor

Linda Millen

Wardrobe

Maggie Murray

Accounting Assistant

Gordan Nikolitch

Music Conductor

Andy Noland

Driver

Michael Nouryeh

Assistant Editor

Darren Nunes

Carpenter

Andy O'connor

Electrician

Peter O'connor

Camera Focus Puller

Colin Osgood

Carpenter

Caroline Oxley-mcleod

Medic

Claire Packer

Assistant

Jules Pellicci

Special Effects Coordinator

Aris Piliguian

Assistant

Pam Plummer

Assistant

Jeremy Price

Supervising Sound Editor

Lee Reilly

Carpenter

Sian Richards

Makeup Designer

Bill Ridealgh

Medic

William Rigby

Carpenter

John Rodda

Sound Mixer

Danielle Roffe

Casting

Chris Roope

Production Designer

Neesh Ruben

Set Decorator

Bella Sabbagh

Stand-In

Nicole Sacker

Assistant

Jonathan Sales

Assistant Editor

Robin Sales

Editor

Nina Salter

Stand-In

Katryna Samut-tagliaferro

Production Coordinator

Caroline Sax

Script Supervisor

Andreas Schmid

Executive Producer

Zoe Scivoletto

Assistant Set Decorator

Deborah Scott

Costume Designer

Bob Seger

Song

Richard Senior

Office Runner

Ashok Shah

Accountant

Rod Shelton

Visual Effects Producer

Brian Simmons

Sound Mixer

Terence Simpson

Carpenter

John H Smith

Driver

Barnaby Smyth

Foley Artist

Charles Somers

Location Scout

Terry St. Clair

Song

Terry St. Clair

Song Performer

Tim Stevenson

Art Director

Terry Stinson

Props

James Stone

Music

Graeme Stoten

Adr Supervisor

Jackie Sutton

Caterer

Jason Swanscott

Foley Artist

Andrew Tapper

Art Assistant

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Music

Cliff Thomas

Color Timer

Gareth Meirion Thomas

Sound

Gary Thomas

Score Recording

Gary Thomas

Music Scoring Mixer

Peter Titterrell

Caterer

Jeff Tweedy

Song

Gerry Vasbenter

Camera Operator

Gerry Vasbenter

Steadicam Operator

Jojo Villanueva

Music Coordinator

Mark Vincent

Colorist

Katherine Wade

Coach

Tracey Wadmore-smith

Associate Editor

Adrian Ward

Production Insurance

Oli Wennink

Post-Production Assistant

Oli Wennink

Office Runner

Mat Whitecross

Editor

Ian Williamson

Painter

Elizabeth Wilson

Assistant Costume Designer

Terry Wood

Property Master

Rod Woodruff

Stunt Coordinator

Felicity Wright

Makeup Supervisor

Rachel Zimmerman

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Upside of Anger
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Family
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Adrian Ward
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 2005 award for Special Recognition For Excellence In Filmmaking by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Actress (Joan Allen) by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Costner) by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States on Video July 26, 2005

Released in United States Spring March 11, 2005

Lauren Ambrose was previously attached to star.

Mandy Moore was previously attached to star.

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premiere) January 20-30, 2005.)

Released in United States Spring March 11, 2005

Released in United States on Video July 26, 2005