Academy Award nominee Joan Allen, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell and Alicia Witt headline a stellar ensemble cast in the comedic drama The Upside of Anger.
Allen stars as the sharp-witted Terry Wolfmeyer, a suburban wife and mother whose life takes 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 (Christensen, Wood, Russell and Witt) and regularly drowning her anger in alcohol, until she develops an offbeat relationship with her next-door neighbour, Denny (Costner). 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.
At turns funny, poignant and bittersweet, The Upside of Anger is written and directed by Mike Binder (creator and star of the HBO series “The Mind of the Married Man”), who also appears in a co-starring role as Shep, Denny’s radio show producer. Alex Gartner, Jack Binder and Sammy Lee served as producers on the film, with Stewart Hall, Andreas Grosch and Andreas Schmid serving as the executive producers.