You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Upside of Anger

Bypass the Joan Allen-Mike Binder admiration society on "The Upside of Anger" commentary and head straight for the disc's warm yet frank making-of featurette. Binder says he wrote the script, about an angry woman who turns to drink after her husband disappears, with his "Contender" co-star in mind, but the studios didn't want her, so his producers lined up independent financing, and managed to lure Kevin Costner as the gone-to-seed jock despite limited coin.

Bypass the Joan Allen-Mike Binder admiration society on “The Upside of Anger” commentary and head straight for the disc’s warm yet frank making-of featurette. Binder says he wrote the script, about an angry woman who turns to drink after her husband disappears, with his “Contender” co-star in mind, but the studios didn’t want her, so his producers lined up independent financing, and managed to lure Kevin Costner as the gone-to-seed jock despite limited coin.

Former standup Binder, best known for HBO’s “Mind of the Married Man,” says the pic stemmed from a desire to move beyond projects that “dealt with misplaced lust.” He drew on his parent’s divorce and set the pic in the same Detroit suburb he and brother Jack, an “Upside” producer, grew up in. That also hit close to home for New Line honcho Bob Shaye, who hails from the same neighborhood and picked up the pic. The disc also contains highly expendable deleted scenes.

— Diane Garrett

The Upside of Anger

New Line Home Entertainment, $27.95

More Digital

  • YouTube terminates Toy Freaks

    YouTube Terminates Toy Freaks Channel Amid Broader Crackdown on Disturbing Kids' Content

    Bypass the Joan Allen-Mike Binder admiration society on “The Upside of Anger” commentary and head straight for the disc’s warm yet frank making-of featurette. Binder says he wrote the script, about an angry woman who turns to drink after her husband disappears, with his “Contender” co-star in mind, but the studios didn’t want her, so […]

  • Liza Koshy

    Liza Koshy to Star in YouTube Red Comedy Series 'Liza on Demand' Premiering in 2018

    Bypass the Joan Allen-Mike Binder admiration society on “The Upside of Anger” commentary and head straight for the disc’s warm yet frank making-of featurette. Binder says he wrote the script, about an angry woman who turns to drink after her husband disappears, with his “Contender” co-star in mind, but the studios didn’t want her, so […]

  • Dwyane Wade

    NBA Star Dwyane Wade Has His Own Facebook Reality Show

    Bypass the Joan Allen-Mike Binder admiration society on “The Upside of Anger” commentary and head straight for the disc’s warm yet frank making-of featurette. Binder says he wrote the script, about an angry woman who turns to drink after her husband disappears, with his “Contender” co-star in mind, but the studios didn’t want her, so […]

  • Still from Google Spotlight Stories' short

    Google Spotlight Stories Releases VR Short 'Sonaria' With Steam, Viveport, Mobile App

    Bypass the Joan Allen-Mike Binder admiration society on “The Upside of Anger” commentary and head straight for the disc’s warm yet frank making-of featurette. Binder says he wrote the script, about an angry woman who turns to drink after her husband disappears, with his “Contender” co-star in mind, but the studios didn’t want her, so […]

  • Dana Walden American Idol

    Fox's Dana Walden Joins Hulu Board of Directors

    Bypass the Joan Allen-Mike Binder admiration society on “The Upside of Anger” commentary and head straight for the disc’s warm yet frank making-of featurette. Binder says he wrote the script, about an angry woman who turns to drink after her husband disappears, with his “Contender” co-star in mind, but the studios didn’t want her, so […]

  • homepod-white-shelf

    Apple Delays HomePod Speaker Until Early 2018

    Bypass the Joan Allen-Mike Binder admiration society on “The Upside of Anger” commentary and head straight for the disc’s warm yet frank making-of featurette. Binder says he wrote the script, about an angry woman who turns to drink after her husband disappears, with his “Contender” co-star in mind, but the studios didn’t want her, so […]

  • Jason Mojica Vice

    Vice Suspends Film Producer Jason Mojica Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

    Bypass the Joan Allen-Mike Binder admiration society on “The Upside of Anger” commentary and head straight for the disc’s warm yet frank making-of featurette. Binder says he wrote the script, about an angry woman who turns to drink after her husband disappears, with his “Contender” co-star in mind, but the studios didn’t want her, so […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content