Everything Must Go
Everything Must Go (2011)

Adapted and directed by Dan Rush, and based on a short story by Raymond Carver, Everything Must Go tells the story of Nick (Will Ferrell) a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. The same day Nick gets fired, for falling… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 6, 2011
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53%



Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may not improve on the Raymond Carver short story that inspired it, but Everything Must Go resists cliche and boasts a pair of magnetic performances from the perfectly cast Ferrell and Wallace.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The unlikely combination of Will Ferrell and author Raymond Carver pays off beautifully.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Rush draws on the intense attachment we can feel for the mundane objects in our lives. For Nick, these things are talismans from a past that promised a lot more than it delivered.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A gratifying story with a quietly powerful performance from funnyman Will Ferrell.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

I was not waiting for a punch line. I was not primed to laugh. I accepted Ferrell as Nick and, because of that, I was able to enjoy Everything Must Go on its own terms.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

In the end, Everything Must Go is something of a consciously static study in sadness, both well-made and wearying.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Has a similar problem to its protagonist: It just sort of sits there.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

This isn't Ferrell's first dramatic role; he played seriocomic leading men in Stranger Than Fiction and Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda. But it's the first one that provides a glimpse at his possible future as a Bill Murray-style character actor.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Taking stock and letting go -- of superfluous things, of worn-out love -- is a strong theme. But the progression of the script is like Nick's self-help program. We're familiar with the steps.

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Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered

Good performances by Ferrell and Wallace and fantastic cinematography make Everything Must Go an enjoyable watch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Nicki Marie
Interesting idea, but dragged out too much. Very serious role for Will Ferell. He pulls it off well, but story is too slight for its running time.
Mark Walker
Anyone that's been reading my reviews for any length of time will be aware of my dislike for the humour of Will Ferrell. Don't get wrong, I've… More
Matthew Slaven
The writing doesn't go very far, but maybe that was intended. An alcoholic doesn't need a reason for being an alcoholic, nor are they cured from their… More
Dan Schultz
An underwhelming, disappointing exercise in materialism and alcohol addiction concerning a recently fired salesman (Will Ferrell) who must deal with the fact… More
Spencer S.
Definitely not a comedy, and it certainly shows that this had to be stretched out from the original short story it was based upon, and yet it still remains a… More

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