Monday, May 26, 2014

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn


Robin Williams plays the angriest man in Brooklyn.  He is estranged from his wife (Melissa Leo) and son (Hamish Linklater), has a strained relationship with his brother (Peter Dinklage), and just found out by a doctor (Mila Kunis) he has a brain aneurism.  So he decides to make every minute count.

There's possibly a good movie to be found buried somewhere in this mess.  It's hard to say what went so wrong.  The cast is good, the script is decent, and director Phil Alden Robinson also directed 'Field of Dreams', 'Sneakers', and 'The Sum of All Fears', so it's not a matter of inexperience.  One thing is for sure, though ... the score is a terrible match to the film.  That hurts it for sure.  Whatever the reason, unfortunately the end product is not worth your time.

'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn' is now available on Video on Demand.

Grade: C-

Who is this movie for?  The 'appreciate your life while you have it' mentality crowd.

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