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Release Date:
14 October 2011 (Ireland) See more »
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When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Will Ferrell like you've never seen him before: Not kicking or screaming See more (81 total) »


  (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)

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

Jennifer Pfalzgraff ... Nick's Mother (uncredited)

Katrina Matusek Ryan ... Yard Sale Patron (uncredited)
Steven Scally ... Heavyset Man (uncredited)
Angela Seger ... Building Supervisor (uncredited)

Torin Sixx ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Michael Robert Yeager ... Chinese Food Delivery Man (uncredited)

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 
Rich Mento  (as 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
Mateo Trujillo-Hobbs .... stand-in for glen howerton (uncredited)

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
USA:97 min | Argentina:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

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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 »
Continuity: A towel on the back of the chair behind Will Ferrell slips down and is pulled back up behind him during his conversation with Rebecca Hall about her husband.See more »
[first lines]
Voice on tape:Rule number 1, know your products. Okay, whether it's a PC or a piece of paper, know how it works. Number 2. Know your customers. Learn everything you can about them. Listen to what they want, and what they don't want. Rule number 3. Go the extra yard, okay? If you don't have the answer, find it. It's that simple. Okay, let's go get those numbers out there.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Will Ferrell like you've never seen him before: Not kicking or screaming, 25 October 2011
Author: estebangonzalez10 from Ecuador

¨Do you know what the rate of success is for marriage when one person sobers up, but the other one doesn't?¨

Will Ferrell stars in this fantastic comedy slash drama, but this isn't the typical Ferrell comedy where we see him screaming all over the screen. This time he plays a quiet and sad alcoholic, and it's perhaps one of his best performances to date. Everything Must Go was a really pleasant surprise for me; it reminded me a lot of 2008's film The Visitor starring Richard Jenkins. Will Ferrell gives a very similar and quiet performance. Nothing really happens in the movie, but it's the relationship between the characters that carries the film to a higher ground. This is Dan Rush's first film as a director, and he really hits a home run with his debut film. He also adapted the screenplay from Raymond Carver's short story ¨Why Don't You Dance.¨ The dialogue in this movie is just great, and it really feels authentic. The actors also do a great job with the pauses; everything about this movie makes it fresh. The film is rather slow paced and focuses more on the drama and interactions between characters who end up bonding in unexpected ways. It also has very funny moments; although not the laugh out loud kind of humor, but more of a put a grind on your face kind of comedy. I didn't know Ferrell had it in him to give a performance of this caliber without relying on his usual loud mouth role. This is the sort of guy we can identify with, and whose life seems to be unraveling right in front of us. So much potential gone down the drain due to a small mistake.

Will Ferrell plays a Sales Executive named Nick Halsey who at the beginning of the film is being fired from his job due to his problems with alcohol. He was a great worker, and seemed to be recovering from his drinking problem, but recently had a relapse when he traveled to Denver and decided to have a few drinks to celebrate an important sale. Word got out to the office in Arizona and they decided it was time to let Nick go. Without a job, now Nick arrives home only to discover that all his things are laying in the front yard of his house and his wife has changed the locks of the doors. Apparently in Denver he also slept with another woman and now his wife has kicked him out of the house. Nick decides to stay in his front yard sitting on his reclining chair and has no intention of moving out. Someone makes a complain and the police come to arrest him for disturbing the peace in the neighborhood, but his friend, Detective Frank Garcia (Michael Peña), gets him a permit to stay in his front lawn for five days with the excuse that he is having a garage sale. During these days he befriends a young boy named Kenny (Christopher Jordan Wallace) who practically spends all day on his own. Nick hires him to help out with the sale and during that time they become friends. Nick teaches Kenny a thing or two about baseball. A new neighbor also has recently moved in the house in front of Nick's; she introduces herself as Samantha (Rebecca Hall) and says she's expecting a baby girl in a couple of months. Nick opens up to her about his problems and they being an interesting friendship.

Everything Must Go is a really interesting small film that will surely put a smile on your face as we see these authentic interactions between characters that probably under normal circumstances never would've befriended each other. The thing I enjoyed the most about this film was the realistic way in which each of these characters was portrayed; and the way the actors played them. Will Ferrell, Christopher Wallace, and Rebecca Hall (who I first came to love in Ben Affleck's flick The Town) all give great performances and the success of the film relies entirely on them. The movie isn't deep, it doesn't try to be preachy either; it just focuses on these small relationships and lets us now that it's never too late to start again. Will Ferrell should continue to accept interesting projects like this so he can prove that he is more than a one dimensional actor. I love his comedies, like Talladega Nights and Ron Burgundy, but it is great to see him in different roles as well proving he can be a serious actor as well. Director, Dan Rush took a huge risk by giving him the lead role, but the gamble paid off because he fit the role perfectly. This is a different kind of film, but I absolutely recommend it. I loved it.

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