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14 October 2011 (Ireland) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Will Ferrell ... Nick Halsey
Christopher Jordan Wallace ... Kenny Loftus (as Christopher C.J. Wallace)

Rebecca Hall ... Samantha

Michael Peña ... Frank Garcia
Rosalie Michaels ... Kitty

Stephen Root ... Elliot

Laura Dern ... Delilah

Glenn Howerton ... Gary
Argos MacCallum ... Shopper

Todd Bryant ... Driver - Repo Guy
Tyler Johnstone ... Big Teenager

Jason Spisak ... Hipster
Kyle Sharkey ... Lanky Teenager

Scott Takeda ... Bank Manager
Matthew Dearing ... Jacket Buyer
Leeann Dearing ... Girlfriend

Andy McDermott ... Cop
Lance Gray ... Blender Guy
Narinder Singh ... Liquor Store Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Cook ... Samantha's Husband

Shannon Whirry
Annie Boon ... Waitress (uncredited)
Amy Clouser ... Secretary (uncredited)
Chris Cook ... Samantha's Husband (uncredited)
Kevin Cormier ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Leslea Fisher ... Skinny White Girl (uncredited)
Michael Flores ... Co-Worker (uncredited)

Daniel Ganea ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Daniel D. Halleck ... Specialist Sears (uncredited)

Tomas Johansson ... Yard Sale Patron (uncredited)

Brandon Kihl ... Yard Sale Patron (uncredited)

Dave LaBrucherie ... Nick's Dad (uncredited)
Casey Likes ... Young Nick in 1969 (uncredited)

J. Lyle ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Justin Mack ... Sales Representative (uncredited)

Katrina Matusek ... Yard Sale Patron (uncredited)

Travis Alan McAfee ... Garbage Man (uncredited)
Oz ... Yardsale patron (uncredited)

Jennifer Pfalzgraff ... Nick's Mother (uncredited)
Steven Scally ... Heavyset Man (uncredited)
Angela Seger ... Building Supervisor (uncredited)

Torin Sixx ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Michael Robert Yeager ... Chinese Food Delivery Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dan Rush 
Writing credits
Dan Rush (written by)

Raymond Carver (short story "Why Don't You Dance")

Produced by
Marty Bowen .... producer
Marc Erlbaum .... executive producer
Jerry Fruchtman .... co-executive producer
Peter Fruchtman .... co-executive producer
Wyck Godfrey .... producer
J. Andrew Greenblatt .... executive producer
D. Scott Lumpkin .... executive producer
Ari Daniel Pinchot .... co-producer
Celine Rattray .... executive producer
Jody Simon .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Torn 
Cinematography by
Michael Barrett (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
Casting by
Joanna Colbert 
Richard Mento 
Production Design by
Kara Lindstrom 
Art Direction by
Linda Sena 
Set Decoration by
Marcia Calosio 
Makeup Department
Bridget Cook .... dept. head hairstylist
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup department head
Tina Sims .... key hair stylist
Collette Tolen .... makeup artist
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Damien Lubiak .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erik J. Carpenter .... second second assistant director
Kyle LeMire .... second assistant director
Joe McDougall .... first assistant director
Art Department
Martin Anthony .... art department intern
Craig Cheply .... lead scenic
Noreen Coyne .... art department coordinator
Emily Hammerslag .... art department intern
Nick Van Houghton .... property intern
Terry Kempf .... construction coordinator
Brandon Kihl .... additional on-set dresser
Lauren Lanigan .... art department intern
Monica Leed .... assistant art director
Nic Lewis .... art department production assistant
Scott Matthew MacDonald .... art intern/props
Erica Mazzella .... art department intern
Sandra McAuliffe .... art department intern
Ian McClarren .... art department intern
Keith Mosca .... property master
Aaron Newton .... general foreman
John M. Oswald .... on-set dresser
Freddy Pinon .... art department intern
Zack Shisslak .... leadman
Gregg Singer .... location assistant
Ted Sorensen .... swing gang set dresser
John A. Stewart Jr. .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... supervising sound effects editor
Jakob Beetem .... sound department intern
Tara Blume .... foley artist
Trip Brock .... sound re-recording mixer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Kate Jesse .... boom operator
Michael B. Koff .... sound mixer
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Ben Lazarus .... sound department intern
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Owen Peterson .... foley editor
Owen Peterson .... sound engineer
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Dirk Stout .... sound utility
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr programmer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Todd Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Joshua Anderson .... lighting technician
John Beran .... dolly grip
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator: "a" camera
Corey Erwin .... lighting technician
John Estes .... still photographer
Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes .... best boy electric
Sean Patrick Hill .... electrician
John Janusek .... key grip
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... key video assist operator
Nic Lewis .... assistant camera
Chris Lumpkin .... grip
Jon McGinty .... lighting technician
Marty Miller .... grip
Jeff Murrell .... chief lighting technician
Robert S. Nielsen .... lighting technician
Michael A. Perry .... camera intern
Von Scott .... film loader
John P. Shine .... best boy grip
Cory R. Starr .... lighting technician
Chris Steele .... electrician
John Stewart .... electrician
Richard Cameron White .... epk videographer
Jarrod Wilson .... grip
Casting Department
Christine Colvin .... casting assistant
Jill Dupont .... casting associate
Luciano Silighini Garagnani .... extras casting assistant
Angelique Midthunder .... casting director: New Mexico (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marylou Lim .... set costumer
Paula Rogers .... assistant costume designer
Eric Yake .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Matthew Coleshill .... post-production assistant
Maxine Gervais .... digital intermediate colorist
Kathleen Largay .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Adam Ohl .... digital intermediate producer
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
JoAnne Yarrow .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music consultant
Alison Litton .... associate music supervisor
Ronald J. Webb .... music editor: temp score
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
Sam Zeines .... music editor
Sam Zeines .... score co-producer
Transportation Department
Ben Barsky .... driver
Oscar Beguiristain .... driver
Donna Brower .... transportation dispatcher
Ricky Damazio .... transportation coordinator
Manny Demello .... transportation captain
Billy Kane .... driver
Bart McCarthy .... driver
Bob McCarthy .... driver
Other crew
Robert Abramoff .... production legal
Emma Barber .... production assistant
Mychael Dylan Brenk .... location assistant/scout
Barri Chase .... production intern
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Chris Cook .... production assistant
Katelyn M. Edmonds .... office production assistant
Amanda Shamis Flannery .... clearance coordinator (as Amanda Shamis)
Stephanie M. Flores .... intern coordinator
Stephanie M. Flores .... office production assistant
David Giere .... production medic
Katie L. Greisiger .... assistant production coordinator
Denton Hanna .... location manager
Timothy P. Haskins .... production coordinator
C.J. Izzo .... production assistant
Chrissy Kernes .... accounting clerk
Matt Kyhn .... production assistant
Nakoma Litahní .... set production assistant
Adam C. Londy .... assistant: Mr. Bowen
Karen Mattingly .... script supervisor
Erica Mazzella .... on-set intern
Travis Alan McAfee .... staff set production assistant
Maggie Means .... production accountant
Christopher James Meyers .... production intern (as Christopher Meyers)
Thomas P. O'Neill .... production assistant intern
Mrs. Parker .... production therapist
Jason Sallee .... key assistant location manager
Joshua D. Stevens .... assistant to director
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
Ian M. Stratford .... financial counsel
Michael J. Urann .... post production consultant
Aubrey Wehofer .... production office intern
Morgan Winn .... production intern

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
USA:97 min | Argentina:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Property Master Keith Mosca's name appears multiple times in the yearbook that Nick is looking through when he finds the note from Delilah.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Camera and camera operator sitting motionless are reflected for an extended length of time in the glass shower door in Nick's master bathroom (lower left of frame). Scene occurs toward the end of the film, after Nick is provided keys to new locks and regains access to his home.See more »
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Everything must progress, including Ferrell's acting range., 2 August 2011
Author: Hellmant from United States

'EVERYTHING MUST GO': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Will Ferrell tries his hand at more serious comedy-drama again (after the likes of 2006's 'STRANGER THAN FICTION') with this tale of a relapsed alcoholic who loses his job and wife on the same day and resorts to living on his front lawn. It's based on the short story 'Why Don't You Dance' by Raymond Carver and is written and directed by first time filmmaker Dan Rush. It co-stars Rebecca Hall, Michael Pena, Stephen Root, Laura Dern and Christopher Jordan Wallace (the son of Faith Evans and the late rapper 'The Notorious B.I.G.') in his second film. The movie is funny as well as depressing and emotional. It's a nice step in Ferrell's career, for exploring broader range.

Ferrell plays Nick Halsey, an alcoholic who's recently fell off the wagon. As the film opens he's fired from his job for apparently having an affair with a new employee and then left by his wife for the same reason. He's also locked out of his home (after his wife changes the locks), with all of his belongings left on the front lawn. His credit cards have all been canceled as well and his company car is repossessed by his former employers. With no money and no place to go he decides to camp out on his front lawn with all his stuff. His neighbors complain of him being a public nuisance though and he's reported to the police. Thanks to city law his cop buddy Frank (Pena) is able to give him five days to hold a yard sale before he has to kick him off the property. While trying to sell his stuff Nick befriends a new neighbor across the street (Hall) and a local neighborhood kid (Wallace).

Like I said the movie is surprisingly dramatic for a Will Ferrell movie and he pulls off his performance impressively. The material isn't too much of a stretch for him given that it's still pretty comedic but it's definitely honest and set in reality (unlike the majority of his films, which are mostly slapstick) and there's some pretty hard hitting drama at times as well, especially towards the end. The movie still has a sizable amount of laughs though so traditional Ferrell fans shouldn't be disappointed. That's why the movie is the perfect step for Ferrell (to test out his range). A gigantic leap in to serious drama would be to sudden and the film works perfectly as is. A smart move for Ferrell and a decent film results because of it.

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