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.

Director:

Dan Rush

Writers:

Dan Rush, Raymond Carver (short story "Why Don't You Dance")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Nick Halsey
Christopher Jordan Wallace ... Kenny Loftus (as Christopher C.J. Wallace)
Rebecca Hall ... Samantha
Michael Peña ... Frank Garcia
Rosalie Michaels Rosalie Michaels ... Kitty
Stephen Root ... Elliot
Laura Dern ... Delilah
Glenn Howerton ... Gary
Argos MacCallum Argos MacCallum ... Shopper
Todd Bryant ... Driver (Repo Guy)
Jason Spisak ... Hipster
Tyler Johnstone Tyler Johnstone ... Big Teenager
Kyle Sharkey Kyle Sharkey ... Lanky Teenager
Scott Takeda ... Bank Manager
Matthew Dearing ... Jacket Buyer
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Storyline

After Nick is fired from his sales job, mostly because of his penchant for alcohol, he comes home and finds that his wife has kicked him and all of his stuff out of the house and onto the front lawn. He is pretty intent on just sitting in his chair, drinking beer, on the lawn. His cop friend, Frank Garcia, thinks he should at least pretend to have a yard sale to make it legal. He slowly starts making friends with a neighborhood kid who needs something to do, and a pregnant wife who has just moved in across the street, and Nick finds himself moving on and selling all his stuff. Written by napierslogs

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Lost is a good place to find yourself

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Property master Keith Mosca's name appears multiple times in the yearbook that Nick (Will Ferrell) is looking through when he finds the note from Delilah (Laura Dern). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Featured in The Early Show: Will Ferrell (2011) See more »

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Puñalada al Corazon
Written and Performed by Xocoyotzin Herrera (as Xocoyotzin)
Courtesy of LMS Records
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A different role for Will Ferrell. A very good performance in a very good movie. Well worth watching. I say A
3 September 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Good without the bad ain't no good at all." After Nick (Ferrell) gets fired from his job of 16 years he comes home to find his wife has changed the locks on his doors and all of his stuff is on the lawn. Thinking the best way to fix things is to stay at home Nick begins his new life, living outside. This is a very very good movie and a very different role for Will Ferrell. While not quite as good as Adam Sandler in "Reign Over Me", Ferrell still shows he has what it takes to be a good dramatic actor. There are a few funny parts in this but this is not a comedy. It's a drama with a lot of heart and while the movie is depressing at times it is a joy to watch. Ferrell does have some funny scenes with his own style of humor that adds to the character and watching him with the actor that plays Kenny is a treat. This is not a typical Will Ferrell movie, but being a huge fan I loved it and look forward to more roles like this from him. I highly recommend this. Overall, if you like Ferrell you will like this, if you don't give this a shot still. You may like the change. I give it an A.

Would I watch again? - I think I would.

*Also try - Barney's Version


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Everything Must Go See more »

Filming Locations:

Tempe, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$791,676, 15 May 2011

Gross USA:

$2,711,643

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,820,490
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2.35 : 1
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