Down 158,938 this week

Next to Nothing (2004)

Video  |   |  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 15 users  
Reviews: 1 user

  • DRAMA (2004) A young girl moves in with her estranged father. She joins a family with a new stepmother and two teenaged stepsisters.



(as Verna Everitt)
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related Items

Search for "Next to Nothing" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Next to Nothing (Video 2004)

Next to Nothing (Video 2004) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Next to Nothing.


Credited cast:
Katherine Everitt ...
Kim Knight ...
Jesse Johnson ...
Chris Estes ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Angelo ...
Jan Dahl ...
Frances Dell ...
Shirley (as Francene Dell)
Christopher Estes ...
Henry Garf ...
Jack Jozefson ...
John Sperry ...


  • DRAMA (2004) A young girl moves in with her estranged father. She joins a family with a new stepmother and two teenaged stepsisters.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


Followed by Trees Grow Tall and Then They Fall (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Where and what is Nothing?
13 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I have marked this commentary as containing spoilers, there is, at least what the story concerns, not much to spoil. The story is so banal, so monotone and so repetitive that many people may come to decide in the first minutes to turn the movie off. However, if there were not the acting! Frankly, I had not idea who James Welington is, and I did not know that the famous Hungarian actress Tarjan Györgyi, formerly Madach Theater Budapest, is in this movie. But also frankly, I have never seen so realistic acting like that of Wellington and Tarjan. During the whole movie, I was convinced that the two must really be drunk. Another feature that may disturb many people is that this movie was obviously filmed by using a video camera, imitating the "reporting" style from the perspective of the young girl who later wrote the book to this movie. But this goes together with the many low-angle shots in the movie from about the height of the girl and thus makes sense.

What makes this movie so worthwhile is its absolutely compromise-less realism. This includes topic-breaks, subject-changes, discontinuity, dis-coherence, other forms of dis-rupture. The almost surreal climax is then reached when the drunk couple hits one another, lying on the soil, she on top of him, while on the next-by veranda an old man sings songs in Hindi(?). It is exactly the triviality and the incoherence which makes this movie so realistic, because it is "isomorphic" which was is actually going on in the life of the two drunks, which their drunk friends, the toking girls who are going to be prepared for the same senseless and useless life as the father and his girlfriend live. So, where is the Nothing that gave the movie its title? - The adverb close points that it is just in front of you, but the quantitative interpretation means that it is so small that is almost fits everywhere. So just look around where it is. The end is a little reverence to Brecht. I frankly do not think that anybody could have filmed the story in a more appropriate way. The two main actors get each a symbolic "Oscar" from me.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Next to Nothing (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: