Woody Harrelson: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

4. Galaxia - Anger Management (2003)

Woody Harrelson

There are very few people who've acted with Adam Sandler and come out unscathed. Anger Management stars Sandler as David Buznik, an emotionally repressed young man who is sentenced to anger management classes after losing his temper on a plane. Dave is put under the guidance of Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson), who subsequently moves in with him €“ and a whole lot of shouting ensues (but crucially, no laughs). Sandler's films are notorious for their badly-drawn, offensive characters, but most of the time it's Sandler himself putting on the wigs and accents, and thereby copping the flack. In this, however, he has Harrelson dress up as a transvestite German prostitute, for no good reason other than a couple of cheap gags about she-males and Jewish people. Even having Harrelson repeatedly slap Sandler in the face (on behalf of the whole audience) isn't enough to redeem his unbelievable and mean-spirited performance, in an equally unbelievable and mean-spirited film.

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