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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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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10 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almost Christmas  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,556 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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This film was released as "Almost Christmas" in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Olga: Do you think I am your friend?
Dennis: Yah.
Olga: My friend - you smell.
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The First Noel
Written, Arranged, Produced, and Performed by Elegant Too
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Likable and quirky
22 December 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I really liked this film - like many of Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd's movies. They seem to go for interesting characters and quiet, realistic stories rather than sentimental or violent American claptrap.

It's a movie well worth watching more than once - there are nuances and side remarks I missed out the first time. Don't watch if you are into smartarse one-liners, car chases or beautiful young rich airheads covered in heavy make-up. More reminiscent of British/European films before they started targeting the US market. The characters are neither supergood nor evil - just human and flawed like all of us.

Nice one.


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