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      Everything Must Go

      R Released May 13, 2011 1 hr. 37 min. Comedy Drama List
      73% 135 Reviews Tomatometer 52% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Longtime salesman Nick Halsey (Will Ferrell) has seen better days. No longer at the top of his game, Nick, an alcoholic, loses his job for showing up drunk one too many times. On the same day, he finds that his wife has dumped him -- and his possessions -- on the front lawn of their home. Facing the fact that his life is collapsing around him, Nick holds a giant yard sale that turns into a unique survival strategy. Based on a short story by Raymond Carver. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 10 Buy Now

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      It may not improve on the Raymond Carver short story that inspired it, but Everything Must Go resists cliche and boasts a pair of magnetic performances from the perfectly cast Ferrell and Wallace.

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      Cork B Everything Must Go is engrossing in its own way. This is not your classic Cow Bell Will Ferrell. He kind of aimlessly sad sacks his way through the film, resigned to his fate because either he has no motivation or maybe he just blames himself for all the bad stuff that happened. Anyway, his wife throws him and his stuff out on the front lawn, and he talks to the neighbors and has a yard sale. The end. Literally nothing else really happens. Audience members will either relate to that, or else hate the movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/19/24 Full Review Guy B An uplifting story giving people hope when everything seems lost. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/12/24 Full Review Matthew A Will in a role that is not him at all, and it was really good. The actors/actresses played their roles very well. The storyline was simple, touching, and carried a lot of meaning for some, I think that is fair to say. The budget must have been in salaries, because there was no action, no stunts (not really), no sex (well 30 seconds of unique sex) no frills, no BS. This was simply a story, that is worth watching that will keep you glued to the screen throughout the movie. Watch this, it is worth the time investment, and tell a friend or 2 about it too!!! -Matthew Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Travis F That was brutal. This is painfully slow. Guy gets fired, wife throws him out and lives on his lawn, the end. I have no idea how this got a "certified fresh" rating, is it a ‘fresh turd'? Bottom line, keep moving, nothing to see here. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/29/23 Full Review Ben H The overall feeling the movie left me with was a lack of resolution. It felt like a long ride for really no "good" ending. And you know I love a bad ending but this was more of an absent ending? But enough about the conclusion of this movie. I'm a big Will Farrell fan, many people say he's only good for comedy but Stranger Than Fiction is one of my absolute favorite roles of his. So he can definitely play a serious role in a drama. I don't know what it is, but this movie is framed in many ways that it will be full of comedy relief and really wasn't. I was disappointed overall with the writing and making this ride a not very exciting one. It started out interesting but got a bit boring. The actors all did an amazing job though, it was a pretty well shot film as well. The camera work and set design and change of setting were great but also this film takes place mostly in the same setting Nick's front yard. End of the day they put work into it, so watch it yourself and see if you like it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/13/23 Full Review William B It was an awful downer movie. Wish I could get that 2 hours of my life back. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Anna Smith metro.co.uk Everything Must Go is not a comedy as imagined by most Will Ferrell fans, it instead takes Ferrell out of his usually funny-man comfort zone and puts him in a role about life's lessons and understanding those around us. Aug 24, 2018 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard A well-controlled film with a portrait at its centre that is astonishingly complete. Rated: 4/5 Oct 14, 2011 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian A pleasing, satisfying chamber-piece. Rated: 3/5 Oct 13, 2011 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Those hoping for a rich dramatic swing from Ferrell will be left remarkably cold by the material. Rated: 2/4 Mar 8, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) In Everything Must Go, Dan Rush discovers an unsuspecting Will Ferrell, and perfectly natural dramaticism. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 9, 2022 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com the film is so consistently good that it's hard not to root for it to be the film that finally convinces America to allow Ferrell out of the over-the-top comedy corner. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 7, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Longtime salesman Nick Halsey (Will Ferrell) has seen better days. No longer at the top of his game, Nick, an alcoholic, loses his job for showing up drunk one too many times. On the same day, he finds that his wife has dumped him -- and his possessions -- on the front lawn of their home. Facing the fact that his life is collapsing around him, Nick holds a giant yard sale that turns into a unique survival strategy. Based on a short story by Raymond Carver.
      Director
      Dan Rush
      Executive Producer
      D. Scott Lumpkin, Celine Rattray, Bill Hallman, Marc Erlbaum, J. Andrew Greenblatt
      Screenwriter
      Dan Rush
      Distributor
      Roadside Attractions
      Production Co
      Temple Hill
      Rating
      R (Some Sexual Content|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 13, 2011, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 6, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.7M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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