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Everything Must Go (2010/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate Blu-ray)

 

Picture: B Sound: C Extras: B Film: C+

 

 

Nick (Will Ferrell) is not having a good day, after being fired he returns home to find his wife has tossed him out as well, along with all his stuff. Now homeless and penniless, he has five days to either move and get rid of all his stuff or be hauled off to jail. Down on his luck, shunned by his neighbors, his only friends are a neighborhood boy and recently moved-in pregnant woman.  In these five days, he reflects on his life and what he can do with just a lawn full of furniture in Everything Must Go.
 
Nick is a successful sales/business man; his only problem his drinking problem. After an embarrassing incident he is not only let go by the company he's been loyal to for 16 years, he returns home to find out his wife has locked him out of the house, and thrown all his things on the lawn (not to mention before taking all his money and shutting off all his credit cards). Now drunk, jobless, homeless and penniless he looks back over all the things he accumulated in life, now he must toss or get rid of, but with the unexpected help from a neighborhood boy and a new neighbor he learns he hasn't lost everything.
 
We all have bad days, but Will Ferrell plays an upper-crust white-collared worker who has the worst of days. How a man can so easily fall from grace and wealth, to be screwed by society and its suburbanites with no money and only the material things on his lawn he must find a way to leave with some dignity. Ironically, even while drunk, his character show/displays more integrity and honor than those whom are around him; and that the only difference between him and other people are that he isn't hiding his problem. Extras include audio commentary with director, "In Character with Will Ferrell" featurette, behind the scenes and deleted scenes.

 

 

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