All Is Bright (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 September 2013 (USA)
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While out on parole, Dennis reluctantly takes a job selling Christmas trees with his old buddy Rene in order to make enough money to buy his estranged daughter the piano she's always wanted.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatyana Richaud ...
Adam Phillips ...
Bobby, who comes to buy a tree
Claire, from last year
Gordon Joseph Weiss ...
Blind Guy
Kevin (as Curtiss L'Cook)
Border Guard
Rob Munk ...
Friendly Vermonteer
Monsieur Tremblay


Two French Canadian ne'er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to get rich quick selling Christmas trees. Easygoing charmer Rene (Paul Rudd) clashes with misanthropic ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti), whose wife Rene just stole. Still, this odd couple must make an honest go of it in this buddy comedy. Written by Anonymous

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All is busted. All is broke. All is bitter. All is BRIGHT.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief nudity




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10 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Almost Christmas  »

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$4,556 (USA) (4 October 2013)


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The films original title was 'Almost Christmas' See more »


Olga: You have heart like Putin.
Dennis: Uh you're the one who told me what to charge!
Olga: What to charge the haves! Like dentist.
Dennis: Habs?
Olga: *Haves*. I have this, I have that. I have - tickets to the Knicks game. I have everything. I have DOLCE GABBANA underwears.
Olga: Yah?
Dennis: Yah!
Olga: [quietly] Yah.
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Good Christmas despair movie
15 October 2013 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't call this a comedy. But it is touching and a serious account of struggling for Christmas.

There is brilliant subtlety in the plot and ending that is easily not noticed.

Part of the film's charm is rooting the origins of Christmas in Quebec, where it deserves to be.

The movie is neither depressing nor uplifting while staying interesting, and the choice to make it so is interesting.

This is definitely worth seeing. Don't expect too much. Though this is arguably Giamatti's best acting since that wine tasting movie.

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