Remaining largely under the radar despite some big names, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is hitting shelves on July 22nd. Running with a gimmick-focused plot, the film features Robin Williams as an extremely angry, unhappy man who suddenly believes he only has 90 minutes to live. That will change your perspective on things, and he tears around New York trying to manage some closure, while the doctor (Mila Kunis) who gave him the false news in retaliation to his hateful demeanor tries to track him down.
Though a film that did not win over a lot of critics, potential viewers may want to take that with a grain salt. It’s just not that sort of movie. It celebrates obnoxious, self-centered, cranky behavior in an effort to speak through hyperbole, and that’s not the kind of effort that is aimed at a wide demographic.
Keep this one on your radar though, because those who do like it seem to have a great time.
Iconic comedian and Academy Award®-winning actor Robin Williams (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Good Will Hunting, 1997) stars in the heartfelt comedy The Angriest Man In Brooklyn coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD July 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is currently available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. Also starring Golden Globe® nominee Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Ted ), Golden Globe® winner Peter Dinklage (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) and Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, The Fighter, 2010), The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is directed by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) from a screenplay by Daniel Taplitz.
Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor’s office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry’s anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
· “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn: Behind the Rage” featurette
· Gag Reel
*Subject to change