The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Phil Alden Robinson
Production: Lionsgate Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

- Uh-huh.

Sharon wondered, not for the first time...

if poor, dear Harold

hadn't made the right choice.

Yeah, it's me.

Aaron there?

Haven't seen him.

Did he leave me a message?


Just tell him I'll be a little late

for the meeting.

Mr. Altmann.

I don't know when!

When I get there!

The doctor will be in to see you

as soon as she can.

He. Dr. Fielding is a he.

Yeah, well, Dr. Fielding has been

called away, unfortunately.

So Dr. Gill will be covering

his patients today.

- When?

- As soon as she can. She's very busy.

Now, please, put that gown on!

I don't need a gown!

I'm just meeting him... Her.


What the hell?

I'm asking, what the hell?

I've been waiting here for over two hours.

I'm very sorry, Mr. Altmann.

It's just been a bit crazy.

- Who are you?

- I'm Dr. Gill.

I want Dr. Fielding.

I understand,

but he was sent away on an emergency.

Emergency. Bullshit! He just wanted

to get a jump on the weekend.

Sir, I was able to look over your scan...

Are you even old enough

to practice medicine?

Has Dr. Fielding gone over

the results with you?


No, as in he hasn't called?

He thinks it's migraines.

I have headaches, bad ones.

- When did he say that?

- When I was here last.

That was before the scan?



- Can you please sit down?

- Why?

- Because I would like for you to sit.

- Why does it matter?

- Because I need you to sit down.

- I need to stand.

Fine, stand.

The results showed a brain aneurysm.


Mr. Altmann...

do you know what a brain aneurysm is?

My uncle died of one.

One minute he was brushing his teeth,

the next, he was dead.

Didn't even have time to rinse.

It's a ballooning-out

of an artery wall in the brain.

- And when it pops?

- That would be a hemorrhagic stroke.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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