Everything Must Go


Action / Comedy / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Fresh73%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled53%
IMDb Rating6.41051263


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Rebecca Hall as Samantha
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Will Ferrell as Nick Halsey
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Laura Dern as Delilah
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Stephen Root as Elliot
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892.57 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
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1.79 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by estebangonzalez108 / 10

Will Ferrell like you've never seen him before: Not kicking or screaming

¨Do you know what the rate of success is for marriage when one person sobers up, but the other one doesn't?¨

Will Ferrell stars in this fantastic comedy slash drama, but this isn't the typical Ferrell comedy where we see him screaming all over the screen. This time he plays a quiet and sad alcoholic, and it's perhaps one of his best performances to date. Everything Must Go was a really pleasant surprise for me; it reminded me a lot of 2008's film The Visitor starring Richard Jenkins. Will Ferrell gives a very similar and quiet performance. Nothing really happens in the movie, but it's the relationship between the characters that carries the film to a higher ground. This is Dan Rush's first film as a director, and he really hits a home run with his debut film. He also adapted the screenplay from Raymond Carver's short story ¨Why Don't You Dance.¨ The dialogue in this movie is just great, and it really feels authentic. The actors also do a great job with the pauses; everything about this movie makes it fresh. The film is rather slow paced and focuses more on the drama and interactions between characters who end up bonding in unexpected ways. It also has very funny moments; although not the laugh out loud kind of humor, but more of a put a grind on your face kind of comedy. I didn't know Ferrell had it in him to give a performance of this caliber without relying on his usual loud mouth role. This is the sort of guy we can identify with, and whose life seems to be unraveling right in front of us. So much potential gone down the drain due to a small mistake.

Will Ferrell plays a Sales Executive named Nick Halsey who at the beginning of the film is being fired from his job due to his problems with alcohol. He was a great worker, and seemed to be recovering from his drinking problem, but recently had a relapse when he traveled to Denver and decided to have a few drinks to celebrate an important sale. Word got out to the office in Arizona and they decided it was time to let Nick go. Without a job, now Nick arrives home only to discover that all his things are laying in the front yard of his house and his wife has changed the locks of the doors. Apparently in Denver he also slept with another woman and now his wife has kicked him out of the house. Nick decides to stay in his front yard sitting on his reclining chair and has no intention of moving out. Someone makes a complain and the police come to arrest him for disturbing the peace in the neighborhood, but his friend, Detective Frank Garcia (Michael Peña),gets him a permit to stay in his front lawn for five days with the excuse that he is having a garage sale. During these days he befriends a young boy named Kenny (Christopher Jordan Wallace) who practically spends all day on his own. Nick hires him to help out with the sale and during that time they become friends. Nick teaches Kenny a thing or two about baseball. A new neighbor also has recently moved in the house in front of Nick's; she introduces herself as Samantha (Rebecca Hall) and says she's expecting a baby girl in a couple of months. Nick opens up to her about his problems and they being an interesting friendship.

Everything Must Go is a really interesting small film that will surely put a smile on your face as we see these authentic interactions between characters that probably under normal circumstances never would've befriended each other. The thing I enjoyed the most about this film was the realistic way in which each of these characters was portrayed; and the way the actors played them. Will Ferrell, Christopher Wallace, and Rebecca Hall (who I first came to love in Ben Affleck's flick The Town) all give great performances and the success of the film relies entirely on them. The movie isn't deep, it doesn't try to be preachy either; it just focuses on these small relationships and lets us now that it's never too late to start again. Will Ferrell should continue to accept interesting projects like this so he can prove that he is more than a one dimensional actor. I love his comedies, like Talladega Nights and Ron Burgundy, but it is great to see him in different roles as well proving he can be a serious actor as well. Director, Dan Rush took a huge risk by giving him the lead role, but the gamble paid off because he fit the role perfectly. This is a different kind of film, but I absolutely recommend it. I loved it.


Reviewed by Prismark105 / 10

All Gone

When people make bleak comedies about alcoholics it tends to be labelled as a tragedy.

Everything Must Go starts out with Nick Halsey (Will Ferrell) getting fired in his job as a salesman and then when he gets home he finds his belongings on the lawn, his wife has changed the locks, taken his savings and kicked him out.

We find out that Halsey is an alcoholic, has temper issues and decides to live on the lawn with his belongings. His sponsor a police officer has bought him some time so he can have a garage sale. He gets a local black kid to help him out and a newly arrived neighbour (Rebecca Hall) is the only other person who gives him some time. We never do get to see his wife throughout the film.

The film is a slow burn as Halsey tries to deal with his situation At first he is angry, frustrated, confused and drunk. We sympathise with his predicament as his wife has left him homeless and penniless.

Over time we get to know a little about Halsey and his demons, maybe we can understand the chaotic life he led and the repercussions that caused. Maybe that is the reason why his neighbours could not care less about him.

Will Ferrell is restrained as Halsey but maybe too restrained unless when he gets angry because he wants booze. Maybe Rebecca Hall and the kid are symbolisms showing Halsey as a kid or Halsey's wife (as Hall's character is also married to a salesman who is yet to join her.)

We know Halsey was once a nice decent guy when he meets up with Laura Dern an high school friend he has not seen for years. Over time he realises he needs to deal with his problems, his alcoholism. He bonds with the kid, he gets rid of all his things in the yard sale and he finds out that he could had got his job back if he had not burst his superior's tyre after he got fired. He even gathers that his sponsor has not been honest with him.

As a comedy it does not work, its not funny and too bleak. The title of the movie implies it is making statement of consumerism but it is not even that. Its about a breakdown of one man's life and the few days after in suburban America where the American dreams hit the skids.

The film has flaws, no one cares much for him, we are unsure where he goes for his toilet break as he cannot get in the house. I am unclear unless he gets blind drunk how he manages to sleep so well at night. In some ways the film does not go anywhere at all. No optimistic resolutions here it just kinds of peters out. Ferrell is OK, less of his silliness in this but I think he is not stretched as an actor.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle7 / 10

Will Ferrell solid actor

Nick Halsey (Will Ferrell) loses his job of 16 years for drunkenness. His wife has locked him out and thrown all his stuff onto the front lawn. He befriends his new pregnant neighbor Samantha (Rebecca Hall). His cop friend Frank Garcia (Michael Peña) tells him to at least pretend to have a yard sale. There is the kid Kenny Loftus who Nick starts paying to watch his stuff.

This is a small indie from newcomer writer/director Dan Rush. All in all, this is simply about Will Ferrell and whether he can pull off this quieter darker character. He's not yelling at everything and he does a good job. He is compelling and drives this movie all the way. It is a little bit jarring to see Will playing against type at first. Once I adjusted, he shows his solid acting.

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