Sunday, October 9, 2011

Everything Must Go (2010)

Director: Dan Rush. Cast: Will Ferrell, Jennifer Hall, Christopher Jordan Wallace. 97 min. Rated R. Drama.

I love it when comedians play serious drama. Mix that with a Raymond Carver (Short Cuts) story, and it's impossible to fail. A man loses his job, is abandoned by his wife, and ends up living with his belongings on his frontyard lawn - all in the same day. Carver's super-cynical look on American life is rampant again: You're only as good as your connections, and start achieving value as a human being ... only if you give all your "material" away. Similar to Stranger than Fiction, this is a Will Ferrell dramedy worthy of viewing.

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