The term 'independent movie' doesn't mean anything at this point really, and is certainly not a particular genre. Most of…
Everything Must Go
Lost is a good place to find yourself
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.
Great performance from Ferrell, that's all that really need's to be said about a movie like this, check it out.
Many comedians have managed to effortlessly transition into more dramatic roles by finding the pathos behind the smiles. Nearly all of the big Hollywood comics have at some point successfully dabbled in more serious and demanding projects, all except one: Will Ferrell. Despite the cloying, Stranger than Fiction, he has firmly stuck to broader comedic films, the more absurd his man-child persona is the more critically and commercially successful the films seem to be. Everything Must Go is his first real foray into dramatic-comedy territory and sadly the experiment isn’t wholly successful.
Some of the problems are down to the casting as Ferrell never truly convinces as an ordinary man in crisis but most are down to the lacklustre script…
I had been looking forward to this one for quite a while. I'm a fan of the cast and I am generally a sucker for a quirky indie dramedy, but Everything Must Go just falls flat on its face.
I think the cast was let down by some poor writing; the only one who was able to bring anything to the flaccid dialogue was Laura Dern. The brief scenes with Ferrell and Dern were great, but there was nowhere near enough of her and we had to spend the rest of our time languishing in a boring, beige world with middling, milquetoast characters.
I give it a small amount of credit for not going exactly where I thought it would at the end, but aside from that I was just happy I did not end up being bludgeoned to death by blandness because it sure felt like it was going to end that way for most of the 97 minutes.
This is one of those films that is just made to make you smile.
It just about delivers.
Based on a short story, Everything Must Go, for large parts doesn't really go anywhere. It strays intermittently into a few rather aimless sub-plots, and is just a tad to meandering. Just when you think it has been stretched just a bit too far it ends, and you are left with the rather satisfying feeling that you could quite happily spend much more time with these characters.
This is mainly down to Will Ferrell. Who is never going to be an amazing actor, but he has one of those faces. A face that fits a film like this. We can see what he is feeling from the expression on his face. Not too many expressions mind, but enough.
Everything Must Go is a very indie movie. And certainly one of the better ones.
Another "serious role" for Will Ferrell comes up trumps in this little movie which I really enjoyed. Whilst the high concept of Stranger than Fiction was fun, this is the other end of the spectrum, a bloke is made redundant on the same day he's kicked out of his own home, his company car is taken off him and his credit cards are blocked. Hopelessly a slave to beer, he's got nothing else to do but live on the lawn of his own home for a few days and figure out what his options are.
Will drinks beer, strikes up a fun friendship with a local kid who relentlessly rides his bike, and tries to figure out just…
This is basically the movie of my life, except I have a part time supermarket job that I was never fired from. And I was never really married, and instead of a front lawn, I have my mom's basement. And instead of a black kid making me breakfast, I have a black cat that pukes on the rug. And I don't really talk to any of my neighbors. He waved hello once, he seems nice. But yeah, basically the story of my life. I'm gonna go take a nap.
Lado mais sentimental de ferrel ainda sim com piadas
Everything Must Go is about an alcoholic that loses his wife, which causes him to relapse. The friendless kid from across the street is played by Christopher Jordan Wallace, (The Notorious B.I.G.'s son) and gives a worthy and entertaining performance as Kenny. Kenny and Nick (Will Ferrell) form an unlikely friendship that lights up the screen in a very comedic sense. Rebecca plays Samantha, the new girl from across the street that slowly forms Nick into a sober loveable character that is greatly portrayed by Will. Over all, this became one the greatest films of 2010, and earned itself a spot in my top 20.
8 out of 10 VHS Tapes
Ferrell is great in a not funny at all costs movie, and shows that there is great actor in Ferrell.
If Will Ferrell took more roles like this I might resent him less.
He's convincingly vulnerable and the film is rounded out by reliably great supporting actors like Rebecca Hall and Michael Pena. My only question is what the hell happened to writer/director Dan Rush? This is the only credit to his name, and it's a successful, heartfelt drama. Did he die? Quit? Someone tell me?
Everything Must Go has a deep, meaningful message that manages to stand its own against the short story it was based upon. It's also original enough to not be cliche, and I would classify it as good story telling. However, it just didn't quite live up to its potential. There was a pretty dismal amount of jokes and overacting, and even funny man Will Ferrell couldn't lighten the mood. I understand that they wanted this to be a more serious story, but I think some more humor would have helped. Also, the exceptionally slow pace of the film bogged it down substantially. It just didn't work for me.
A look into my future life.
This movie reminded me why I love indie flicks so much.
Sad and funny with an unexpectedly subtle performance from Ferrell.
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