Will Ferrell offers his fans a change of pace as he takes on a rare dramatic role as a man struggling to hold his life together. Nick Halsey (Ferrell) was once a successful salesman with a happy marriage, but years of drinking are finally catching up with him, as he's fired from his job and his wife has decided she's had enough. Nick's wife has kicked him out of the house and moved all his possessions onto their front lawn; hoping retain a bit of dignity and maybe raise some cash as he plots his next move, Nick puts a yard sale sign on his stuff and tries to convince the neighbors (and the cops) that he's simply selling some junk he doesn't need anymore. As Nick makes believe he isn't homeless in between beers, he strikes up a friendship with a kid from the neighborhood (Christopher Jordan Wallace), tries to reconnect with a girl he loved in high school (Laura Dern), and bonds with his neighbor Samantha (Rebecca Hall), who is pregnant and struggling to get by while her husband is away on business. Based on a short story by Raymond Carver, Everything Must Go was the first feature film from director and screenwriter Dan Rush. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
What a pathetic character trying to get through some tough times in his life. How many of us have experienced this same low level in our lives and survived somehow. A very different role well played by Will Ferrell.
I'm not a huge fan of Will Ferrell movies. I find them silly. But Everything Must Go is the best Will Ferrell movie I've seen to date. It was fdark, funny and touching. I loved this movie! Yes its dark but as a recovered alcoholic I found it spot on to the dark reality of the diease of adiction. It's shows a man at a rock bottom, Rock bottom is what it's all about to change. I think Will Farrell did an outstanding job projecting how dark the bottom is.