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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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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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Release Date:

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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This film was released as "Almost Christmas" in the UK. See more »

Quotes

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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The First Noel
Written, Arranged, Produced, and Performed by Elegant Too
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A rare movie that doesn't stereotype struggling poor people
3 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

A rare movie that doesn't portray struggling poor people as linguistically-challenged, trash-dressing, immoral gun-wielding drunk meth-heads. And as no-nonsense sensitive as you might expect from Phil Morrison, the director of 'Junebug', and Melissa James Gibson, the writer of many 'House of Cards' episodes. So refreshingly real, and so much talent on all sides, actors included. Of course, Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd are great as always, as is British Sally Hawkins (see Mike Leigh's 'Happy-Go-Lucky', Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine', etc.), playing a Polish immigrant with a heart as big as her accent. The final scenes may seem a bit of a positive stretch, but you're sure ready for one by then, and movies do need to provide us a little fantasy, or else, what's the point?


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