This was a great movie!
This film told a good story of the events that ensue after a husband disappears, leaving his wife and four daughters to fend for themselves. It also has a wonderful and touching surprise ending.
This movie is reminiscent of "American Beauty." However, as dark as "The Upside of Anger" can get at times, I would also venture to say that, unlike "American Beauty", it can be called a sophisticated comedy.
A few quibbles, though:
What did Teri and the girls live on?
There is almost no way the management of a radio station would hire a kid just out of high school to do production, especially not in a market like Detroit.
In real life, a guy who starts seriously coming on to a woman the very day after her husband leaves would not be as sensitive and caring as Denny.