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Everything Must Go (2010)

R | | Drama | 14 October 2011 (UK)
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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.

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 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 »

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Trivia

Directorial debut of Dan Rush. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Soundtracks

Before the Next Teardrop Falls
Written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters
Performed by Freddy Fender
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc., a K-tel Company and HD Music Now
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Better than what I expected; very pleasantly surprised
25 September 2011 | by chrismiller88See all my reviews

When I read the storyline I laughed aloud at the great concept and couldn't wait to watch what I thought would be a funny, and perhaps serious/ dark comedy. What I received instead was a very realistic portrayal of a functional alcoholics life. Divorce and termination from employment are two of the most devastating losses a person could ever experience. The movie begins in reflection of the downward spiral that ultimately causes Nick, the main character, to lose both his wife and his job simultaneously. What I love about this movie is how neighbors, for whom Nick has never met, befriend him and come to his rescue. It also helps that an old friend reminds him of his good nature and good heart. All this helps Nick regain his confidence and self respect. The movie does a great job of demonstrating how important it is that a person who suffers from addiction continues to communicate and open up with people rather than shut everyone out and hide. This is an addiction flick that starts on a negative, gives you a few real good laughs throughout and ends very upbeat.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Everything Must Go 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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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