Its The Rage

Theatrical Release: July 7, 2000
Its The Rage
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Synopsis

This dark comedy travels a spiraling path through a group of characters linked in a chain of violent events. The film opens with Warren (Jeff Daniels) shooting an intruder. But was he a burglar? No, he was Warren’s business partner. Having suspected his wife of having an affair with the associate, Warren sets the shooting up to look like self-defense. The killing sets off a catalytic series of events. In the wake of a marital separation, Warren’s wife, Helen (Joan Allen), finds herself employed by Mr. Morgan (Gary Sinise) an eccentric, paranoid computer billionaire who needs someone to “keep the input out.” Meanwhile, Warren consults an adulterous lawyer (Andre Braugher) and finds himself pursued by a disillusioned cop (Robert Forster). Their lives also cross paths with a jilted film buff (David Schwimmer), a poetic video store manager (Josh Brolin) and a street urchin (Anna Paquin) and her protector/brother (Giovanni Ribisi).

Dove Review

Meant as dark satire, the film suggests that the availability of guns in a society outnumbered by very disturbed people is a bad thing. Agreed. Guns should only be owned by police, military, gun experts, enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, and by people who want a weapon for home security. Guns should definitely be kept out of the hands of gang members, thieves, murderers and whackos. Now, why can’t legislators figure that out? As for the film, it has some hilarious moments, but the humor is most often based on shocking and crude elements. Well acted, but the black humor is fueled by cynicism and some of the most graphic and constant foul language I’ve heard in a film. There are 40 uses of one particular curse word alone.

Content Description

Language: Oh my God 3, Jesus 2, Christ 1, F-word 40, S-word 8, Screwed 2, ass 3, expletives 3 – Sex: a gay couple live together, but there are no sex scenes between them; it is implied that a lawyer had sex with an underage girl; several sexual innuendos and it is implied that a brother has incestuous thoughts for his sister – Drugs: there are some scenes with people smoking and drinking – Violence: three people are shot at close range; a puddle of blood is seen by a victim’s body; blood splatters when a man is shot.

Info

Company: Silver Nitrate
Writer: Keith Reddin
Director: Jim Stern
Producer: James D. Stern, Peter Gilbert, Ash R. Shah
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright