“Upside of Anger” – March 20th

(I managed to completely destroy my knee skiing, so be aware that the Sunday Night Film Club will have some alternative hosts over the next few weeks. Keep an eye out to each weeks newsletter to see who you need to look for until I get back on my feet — Sean)

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, March 20th at 4:15pm for “The Upside of Anger” at the Loews Harvard Square 5. Look for Audra wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Two friends wonder if there might be more between them when their lives both take a left turn in this romantic comedy. Terry (Joan Allen) is a middle-aged housewife and mother of four teenaged daughters and gets the shock of her life when her husband, without a word of warning, leaves them behind to move to Sweden with his secretary. Going through a bender of depression and alcohol, Terry finds herself commiserating with Denny (Kevin Costner), a former baseball star turned unenthusiastic radio personality who was her husband’s best friend and a frequent presence at the house. With both Terry and Denny feeling down in the dumps about recent events in their lives, the two find themselves drawn to one another, and while Terry fights the notion of a new romance, her daughters — Andy (Erika Christensen), Hadley (Alicia Witt), Emily (Keri Russell), and Lavender (Evan Rachel Wood) — have different ideas. The Upside of Anger was written and directed by Mike Binder, who also plays a supporting role as the producer of Denny’s radio show. – Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

If you’ve been itching to see Kevin Costner play another Baseball player, than this is the movie for you! – Sean Graham

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