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Friday, Jun 20, 2014

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Movie pick: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (M18)

The New Paper | Joanne Soh | Friday, Jun 20, 2014

Movie Still: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, starring Mila Kunis and Robin Williams

Imagine your your life as one endless bad day.

That's how Henry (Robin Williams) feels every day, making him an extremely angry man.

He is given a chance to "do good" when a doctor (Mila Kunis), irritated by his temper and impatience, purposely blurts out a wrong diagnosis that he has only 90 minutes to live.

Thus begins Henry's flurry to make amends to the people in his life - his wife (Melissa Leo), son (Hamish Linklater) and brother (Peter Dinklage).

This is not the first time Williams plays against type, but under Phil Alden Robinson's haphazard direction, his Henry comes across as an empty, screaming fool.

It is also really frustrating to see the rest of the wonderful cast misused in this badly-scripted dramedy.


This article was first published on June 18, 2014.
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