Parents' Guide to

Anger Management

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Very raunchy Sandler comedy is filled with sex and language.

Movie PG-13 2003 100 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 16+

Downright offensive

I really regret letting my 13.5 yr old watch this. I’m pretty relaxed about letting him watch movies with language and some inappropriate content. I would have rather had my son see most Rs. It portrayed comments toward women that qualify as harassment, made fun of mentally ill, overweight and gay people, portrayed people mistreating each other in psychological abusive and manipulative ways, and was not even funny!
age 11+

Great movie for 11+

I think its a great family movie for older kids. Me and my two kids watched it and we will watch it again!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (41):

Just as mismatched as Anger Management's odd couple are the film's two competing scripts. The original script is credited to first-timer David Dorfman. Contributed by producer-star Adam Sandler, the second "script" has many pre-adolescent jokes about body parts and their functions and a lot of references to '80s pop culture. The result is an uneven blend of pretty low humor and REALLY low humor on the theme of utter humiliation. It's only barely saved by the sheer pleasure of watching Jack Nicholson.

Anger Management is a variation on every odd couple movie ever made, but especially Analyze This, which also had a comedian playing the straight man and a distinguished actor going wild. Adam Sandler plays his standard character. Yet while Nicholson plays his well-known "guy who just might do anything at any moment," he manages to toss in a few surprises.

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