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All Is Bright (2013)

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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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Tatyana Richaud ...
Michi
Adam Phillips ...
Antoine
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Bobby, who comes to buy a tree
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Nzomo
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Claire, from last year
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Betsy
Gordon Joseph Weiss ...
Blind Guy
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Kevin (as Curtiss L'Cook)
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Rob Munk ...
Friendly Vermonteer
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Monsieur Tremblay
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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.

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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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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$4,556 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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This film was released as "Almost Christmas" in the UK. See more »

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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.
[pause]
Olga: Yah?
Dennis: Yah!
Olga: [quietly] Yah.
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Written and Performed by Tracey Thorn
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The two Pauls
9 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd (the two Pauls) in the role of two rather inept Canadian Christmas tree salesmen and the quirky characters they encounter while in New York City cannot save this flick from the big yawn category.

Why this story doesn't work I do not know. All the right ingredients are there for a light hearted funny story but it just can't bring it together. Sort of like the two Pauls trying to sell their trees when they set up in NYC. No one really notices them except for a few and their sales are almost nil. That's this movie.

Then the one on parole turns to his criminal mind to bring in the buyers. This action should have had some humor to it but his actions comes across as desperate and sad. And the piano heist at the closing of the story just comes across as unbelievable instead of being wickedly sneaky and crafty.

The two Pauls should have been able to create more lighthearted and endearing characters. But sorrowfully for me that just doesn't happen.


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