In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.
John C. Reilly,
Sacha Baron Cohen
On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.
After Nick is fired from his sales job, mostly because of his penchant for alcohol, he comes home and finds that his wife has kicked him and all of his stuff out of the house and onto the front lawn. He is pretty intent on just sitting in his chair, drinking beer, on the lawn. His cop friend, Frank Garcia, thinks he should at least pretend to have a yard sale to make it legal. He slowly starts making friends with a neighborhood kid who needs something to do, and a pregnant wife who has just moved in across the street, and Nick finds himself moving on and selling all his stuff.Written by
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
In Nick's high school yearbook, Delilah's phone number included the area code. In the 1980s, no one would have used the area code, especially since the 602 area code was the only area code in Arizona until the mid nineties. See more »
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Rule number 1, know your products. Okay, whether it's a PC or a piece of paper, know how it works. Number 2. Know your customers. Learn everything you can about them. Listen to what they want, and what they don't want. Rule number 3. Go the extra yard, okay? If you don't have the answer, find it. It's that simple. Okay, let's go get those numbers out there.
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I'm an unabashed fan of manic, childish, loud, comedic Will Ferrell, but I also tend to be fond of his infrequent more serious roles. In Everything Must Go, he delves back into the realm of dramedy (with the focus on the drama) as Nicholas, a man with a history of alcoholism that causes him to lose his job as the movie opens. Arriving home defeated with beer in tow, he finds his belongings strewn across the lawn, the locks changed, and his wife gone - as she's discovered some of his recent alcohol-fueled indiscretions. Events continue spiraling downward with the loss of his credit cards, car, and phone.
With no real place to go, he settles down on his lawn for a "yard sale" (in which he initially plans to sell very little), which allows him to remain on the premises for a few more days. A new neighbor (an underused Rebecca Hall) with problems of her own may help Nicholas start over and begin rebuilding his life.
This isn't a "feel good" movie by any means, despite the occasional quirky attempts at lightheartedness that are involved with the yard sale and the kid who helps him with it. Nicholas' relapse and problems are portrayed pretty realistically and bleakly. He's a flawed man and life kicks him around for the majority of the movie, but ultimately, it's his own fault.
I usually eat this kind of thing up, but for some reason, Everything Must Go just didn't work for me. Ferrell's mostly understated, somber portrayal of Nicholas was fine, but I never felt any connection with him or any of the other characters. There just seemed to be something missing, and as the story went on, I couldn't muster more than a passing interest in it.
Everything Must Go is by no means a bad movie, but I can already feel it fading from my mind. See it if you're interested, but I'd recommend Greenberg instead as a somewhat similar (and much better) recent indie-style movie about a man with problems that greatly effect his life and potential happiness.
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