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)


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

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Paul Rudd drank 542 cups of water throughout filming See more »


Olga: Do you think I am your friend?
Dennis: Yah.
Olga: My friend - you smell.
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Written by Bob Lawton
Performed by The Labor Pool
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Trees! Trees!
31 October 2013 | by (Burnaby, BC Canada) – See all my reviews

Solid 8. Great Can/Am movie. I really liked Giamatti's character in this movie. He just does what he has to. Not a bad man, just a man learning as he goes, and taking what he needs when he needs it.He look a lot like he did in Crumb, just beaten. Rudd is very good as a man who is always up, and never shuts up.(I see him in the mirror)Excellent characters in the movie as a whole. This will not be your must watch Christmas movie like Scrooged, (or ACS, or most importantly IAWL you old savings, and loan) but you will enjoy it, and feel the spirit of the season move you just that little bit. Going straight in this world is all about trying to keep all the crooked steps in the same direction. Enjoy.

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