Everything Must Go

2011-11-21 12:14
 
What it's about:

Adapted and directed by Dan Rush, and based on a short story by Raymond Carver, Everything Must Go tells the story of Nick Porter (Will Ferrell) a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. The same day Nick gets fired, for falling off the wagon one last time, he returns home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all his possessions out on the front yard. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line - or more properly, on the lawn - reluctantly holding a yard sale that becomes a unique strategy for survival.
 
What the critics thought:

"The laughs are gentle, Nick is a pleasingly ambiguous character and the anti-materialism message is admirable."
- David Edwards, The Daily Mirror

"I was not waiting for a punch line. I was not primed to laugh. I accepted Ferrell as Nick and, because of that, I was able to enjoy Everything Must Go on its own terms."
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"The big picture is familiar - busted middle-age man, suburban alcoholic despair - yet the details are so finely rendered that the overall impression is potently strange."
- Kyle Smith, New York Post

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