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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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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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

When we finally see inside Nick's house the master bedroom is decorated with Mrs. Halsey's 'Koi' trophies which is a very odd place for them. Since his wife has spent a small fortune on her hobby turned business, converting their swimming pool into a Koi pond and their backyard into a Koi hatchery why would she hide them in a private room like her bedroom instead of displaying them together in a public part of the house like her office, library or entrance hall where potential buyers might see the awards her successful breeding program has produced? See more »

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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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Ain't It Crazy
Written and Performed by Lightnin Hopkins (as Sam Lightnin' Hopkins)
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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When All That's Left Is You
4 December 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Dan Rush's modestly paced 'Everything Must Go' pretty much takes a look at the worst day of Nick Halsey's life and the days that follow where he's left stranded in his lawn. The theme is quite refreshing but even though the movie is tagged a comedy, the humour here is very dry (it does draw a few chuckles) and it felt more like an intense human drama than a comedy. Halsey's situation is depressing and it really makes the viewer want to hate Catherine, even though, the writer tries to make the point that she was justified in treating him that way. But anyway, this is Halsey's story and perhaps to balance the intensity, Rush could have added more quirks. The pacing is quite slow at times but there was never a boring moment. I liked how the director and Ferrell depict Halsey's struggle with alcoholism. However, I felt that the story and characters (especially the supporting ones) could have been further developed. Will Ferrell is excellently restrained which makes Halsey all the more human and easier to relate to. Rebecca Hall is brilliant. Laura Dern has about one scene and she shows the viewer how one scene alone can make an actor stand out. Overall, I wouldn't recommend 'Everything Must Go' to those looking for a comedy. It is an intense humour drama about a man who once had everything and is now forced out of his house and how he struggles and attempts to deal with his problems one step at a time.


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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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