It's the Rage (2000)




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A disparate group of strangers find themselves crossing paths and exchanging gunfire in this satiric comedy. Helen (Joan Allen) is awakened by gunfire in the middle of the night, and she discovers that her husband Warren (Jeff Daniels) has shot a man in their living room. The victim turns out to be Warren's partner. Warren claims he appeared in the house unannounced, and he fired before he could identify him. Helen doesn't entirely believe this story, especially given Warren's increasing paranoia and oft-stated belief that she's been unfaithful to him. It doesn't play any better with Tyler (Robert Forster) and Agee (Bokeem Woodbine), the police detectives investigating the killing. Helen leaves Warren and takes a job assisting an eccentric and hygienically challenged multi-millionaire, Mr. Morgan (Gary Sinise), causing Morgan to fire his previous assistant Tennell (Josh Brolin). Tennell seizes on this as an opportunity to pursue his dream of a career in the film industry, only to end up working at a video store. Tennell develops a crush on Annabelle Lee (Anna Paquin), a teenage girl who likes to shoplift. Annabelle's older brother (Giovanni Ribisi) is a disturbed drug addict with a fondness for firearms. Tennell discovers that he has a rival for Annabelle's affection in Tim (Andre Braugher), a lawyer who recently represented Warren in court (and helped him dodge a prison sentence); this, however, is very bad news for Chris (David Schwimmer), Tim's gay lover, who has just purchased a suitably romantic gift for them to share -- a pair of matching revolvers. Also shown as All the Rage, this film was the feature debut for director James D. Stern, and received its world premier at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.
R (violence)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Jeff Daniels
as Warren Harding
Andre Braugher
as Tim Sullivan
Gary Sinise
as Norton Morgan
Joan Allen
as Helen Harding
Giovanni Ribisi
as Sidney Lee
Josh Brolin
as Tennel
Anna Paquin
as Annabel Lee
Wayne Morse
as Clerk
January Jones
as Janice Taylor
Deborah Offner
as Secretary
Alex Watson
as Guard One
Dan Anders
as Coroner
Dan Pettersson
as Ambulance Driver
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Critic Reviews for It's the Rage

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Watching this stridently 'offbeat' film, one cannot help but feel that the approach is completely wrongheaded.

Full Review… | December 27, 2006

Keith Reddin's adaptation of his own stageplay about gun control is curiously muted. Still, there are tangible pleasures to be found, mainly in the film's delightfully off-kilter pairings.

Full Review… | April 28, 2003
Entertainment Today

..guns take center stage as catalysts if not characters in their own right, not to mention conduits of sensuality, intimidation, foreplay and destiny.

March 24, 2001
WBAI Web Radio

It's the Rage is about guns and killing people and, essentially, it's a very funny movie.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

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September 16, 2005
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for It's the Rage

***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

its not a great movie but i couldnt help but actually like it i loved gary sinise character as he seemed really sweet and cute but if you havent got anything to watch then thats the time to watch this movie i wouldnt go out of my way to watch this movie but it is wathcable

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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This was the first movie I ever saw that showed how gigantic famous casts will make a terrible film. Too many cooks ruin the broth...or whatever.

Betsy Hobbs
Betsy Hobbs

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