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

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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Filming took place in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. 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

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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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Railroad Bill
Traditional
Performed by Jack Elliott (as Ramblin' Jack Elliott)
Courtesy of Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company
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Will Ferrell Deserves an Oscar
28 November 2015 | by m1965See all my reviews

OK, maybe not an Oscar, but definitely some kind of recognition for the performance he gave in this movie. I'll be honest, when I chose this off my streaming service, I was a little hesitant. After all, Ferrell is known for his raucous humor (which I enjoy), but having seen previous reviews for this film - I knew it wasn't "Anchor Man" material. I was more than pleasantly surprised. Depth, great acting (by most, if not all of the cast), impeccably well placed music - and a story that most everyone can relate to.

This is well worth the 90 mins or so if you have it. Proving once again that comedians can, and do, provide some of the most incredible dramatic performances on film (e.g. Robin Williams, "Good Will Hunting").


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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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