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.


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Rated R for language and brief nudity




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10 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almost Christmas  »

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


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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.
Olga: Yah?
Dennis: Yah!
Olga: [quietly] Yah.
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Written and Performed by Tracey Thorn
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A bummer of a Christmas
15 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd in a film also known as Almost Christmas and you expect a festive comedy and instead you get this dreary downer.

Giamatti is Dennis, a small time crook in Canada just out of prison who had found his best friend has shacked up with his wife and his daughter was told that her father had died.

Paul Rudd plays the buddy Rene and in order to survive Christmas and buy Dennis's daughter a piano they go to New York to sell Christmas trees and it seems they are not good at that. Dennis befriends a Russian lady who helps him out by giving him selling tips. Dennis and Rene who do not sound like Canadians especially French-Canadians bicker and argue and get into scrapes.

The film meanders, is very dull without an ounce of comedy. It really is a feel bad festive film.

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