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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

R | | Comedy | 14 August 2009 (USA)
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Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Don Ready
... Jibby Newsome
... Ben Selleck
... Brent Gage
... Babs Merrick
... Paxton Harding
... Ivy Selleck
... Wade Zooha
... Teddy Dang
... Peter Selleck
... Stu Harding
... Dick Lewiston
... Blake
... Heather
... Tammy Selleck
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In a desperate attempt to save his rapidly failing used car dealership, Ben Selleck hires a crack team of "car mercenaries" to ramp up sales during the Fourth of July weekend. Led by the fast-talking, foul-mouthed, self-assured Don "The Goods" Ready, the group has three days to sell over 200 cars. But as Don undertakes his newest mission, and quickly falls for the boss's daughter Ivy, he realizes he'll have to trust more than his cars and his crafty skills in deceit to make a success out of the daunting weekend. Written by The Massie Twins

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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The Goods: The Don Ready Story  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,642,137, 16 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,102,127, 27 September 2009
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Trivia

Kathryn Hahn also had a love interest with a man child in Step Brothers (2008). See more »

Goofs

As seen from the beginning, the Trans Am is placed on a metallic support in the air. By the end of the movie we see Don and Ivy talking inside the vehicle. However, when exiting, Don gets down as if the car was on the ground, before the take was quickly cut to a next scene. See more »

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Brent Gage: You were the first person to wear a Von Dutch trucker hat.
Don Ready: I really regret that!
Brent Gage: As well you should.
Brent Gage: Mmmm look at my husband, looks like hes got a Don Ready!
Don Ready: Give me a minute.
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After the credits there is a scene with Don Ready and Ivy Selleck set to music. See more »


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It Ain't Easy
Written by Adam McKay, Chris Henchy & Neal Brennan
Performed by Ving Rhames
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Perhaps targeted at an over-40 audience?
17 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I gotta say, I was surprised (as I'm sure The Goods' many detractors will be) by how much I laughed during this movie. The jokes were silly and often in the background. And funny.

I am really not sure what made me laugh so hard. I think it boiled down to the fact that The Goods is a good ol' raunchy comedy, but with a twist: It seems to be aimed at adults who have lived life a bit, not the Superbad crowd. (FWIW, I do not see the humor in Superbad. I tried. Twice. Couldn't get all the way through it. But was glad I had tried, because it allowed me to laugh out loud at one of the jokes in The Goods.) I am curious if there are older people (over the age of 40, let's say) out there who also dig the film.

As for Pivens' performance, I thought it was weak in the dramatic parts, but this is a comedy, so no harm no foul, and I understand that the dramatic story is there because producers feel it's necessary.

All the players were hilarious. I thought maybe the psycho WW2 vet was a bit over the top, but he did play that part well.

This is normally not my kind of movie -- cheap, raunchy humor is not my bag. I went on a whim and was pleasantly surprised.


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