Excerpt: Nick Halsey (Will Ferrell) is not having the best day of his life. He was fired from his job of numerous years, only to return home to find his wife has left him. This moment is even more brutal since all of his belongings have been placed outside, his finances have been frozen, and his company car...
Excerpt: The acting trajectory of Will Ferrell has been an interesting one. After watching him yuck it up on “Saturday Night Live” (1975-present) for a number of years, Ferrell was lucky enough to be one of the few SNL alumni to have a seriously successful film career.
Excerpt: Over the past decade, Will Ferrell’s taken a spin on the same ride that Eddie Murphy, Mike Meyers, and Chevy Chase took before him: he came out of nowhere to become an MVP on NBC’s SNL (whoa, that was a whole bunch of acronyms), appeared in a handful of smallish roles in other people’s comedies (not...
Excerpt: Nick (Will Ferrell) has lost his job. His wife has left him. His possessions sit on the front lawn. The sprinkler system is active. And that’s just one day. Despite all of that, Dan Rush directs Everything Must Go with a calm demeanor, the film quaint, quiet, and almost soothing.
Conclusion: Even people who find Will Ferrell grating may see this movie as a nice respite from his general wackiness. Ferrell is great here, as is everyone else involved. It's a simple story about complex issues, which will surely hit home for some people out there.
Excerpt: No actor likes to be pigeon-holed or typecast. Just because you’re good at algebra doesn’t mean you can’t write a kick-ass short story. Being good at baseball doesn’t automatically make you a terrible soccer player.
Excerpt: Based on a Raymond Carver short story, Everything Must Go stars Will Ferrell as an alcoholic who loses his job, then comes home to find that his wife has dumped all his stuff on the lawn, changed the locks, and frozen all his accounts.
Excerpt: When Nick Halsey (Will Ferrell) comes home and finds all of his stuff on the lawn and the locks to his house changed, he buzzes the intercom and pleads, "Are you in there? If you are, can this happen another day?