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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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Therese
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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Border Guard
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,556, 4 October 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,556, 4 October 2013
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2.39 : 1
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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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Big Big Heart
Written by Bob Lawton
Performed by The Labor Pool
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Acting is great and movie is good but very depressing. This is not a Christmas movie at all. Giamatti is great as always.
16 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

"Season's Greetings from Canada." After being released from prison Dennis (Giamatti) returns home to see his kid he is surprised when he finds out his wife told the daughter he was dead. Things get worse when he finds out his ex crime partner Rene (Rudd) is now dating his wife. Looking for work Dennis joins Rene on a trip to New York City to sell Christmas trees. The trip not only forces them to deal with the present circumstances but winds up affecting the lives of everyone involved. First of all even though this is about selling trees I would not call this a Christmas movie. Going into this I was excited because I love Paul Giamatti and think Paul Rudd is underrated. While the movie is good and the acting is great as expected it is very depressing. This is a movie that I can't really talk about what is going on too much because it will give something away but just know that you see the full arc of Dennis from happiness of being released to happiness with himself. If you are a Giamatti fan you will like this but don't expect a happy Christmas movie at all. Overall, great acting and worth seeing but don't be shocked if you are sad when its over. I give it a B.


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