Angriest Man In Brooklyn, The

Featured In Issue 190, October 2014

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In "The Angriest Man In Brooklyn," Robin Williams plays Henry Altmann, a man who has a bad day 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 citywide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the "Behind The Rage" featurette (HD 06:17), a gag reel (HD 02:51), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1080p AVC picture exhibits a natural presence throughout, with well-balanced and saturated hues that never exaggerate. Fleshtones are natural in appearance as well, with a slight sepia brush during flashbacks, which recur throughout. During such flashbacks there is an overall soft focus, but otherwise present time is nicely detailed with finely nuanced imagery. This is a pleasing picture, with an engaging color palette. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is primarily driven by the dialogue and narration, which sounds natural and spatially integrated. While there are cityscape ambient environments that are narrowly focused, the orchestral music score is spread out across the soundstage with surround envelopment. Fidelity is good, with a solid bass foundation. While conventional in production, the sonics are pleasing and supportive. (Gary Reber)