The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above--except for a dolphin trainer. When he's asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 14, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the talent in front of and behind the camera, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard largely misfires, proving a squandered opportunity for all involved.

David Jenkins
Time Out

A throng of outrageous supporting characters do little to salvage this stalled effort.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

This was funny in the beginning, no question, but then it turned into I thought a sort of a very stale comedy.

Joshua Starnes

The Goods isn't trying for much but what it is trying for it more or less succeeds at. That doesn't make it a particularly good movie; in fact it pretty much ensures that it can't be one.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

It's a grab bag of comic ideas, but some of the gags are impressively perverse.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

I laughed more than I thought I would (though of course hope springs eternal at the movies) and if I ran the Hollywood zoo, I'd give these particular screenwriters another assignment.

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Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard is an entirely throwaway experience that doesn't offer anything vaguely witty or clever. Look elsewhere to satisfy your comedy needs.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I definitely laughed, just not enough to fully recommend it.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The oh-so-out-there mentality earns some chuckles, but that, along with Piven's preening, gets very trying. A hard sell is still a hard sell.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews agreeable piece of work...

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Matt Goodman
Completely what I expected. Pretty terrible except for Will Ferrell. He was so funny.
James Alvarez
If you like easy lazy comedy that is enjoyed by Dane Cook fans and people who wish Pauly Shore type movies were still a thing please enjoy.
Cast: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, James Brolin, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Jordana Spiro, Craig Robinson, Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, Joey… More
KJ Proulx
A good comedy! It doesn't rely on too much slapstick and has just the right amount of laughs to keep me interested... thank you NEAL!
Alexis Nomm
What can I say about this movie that's new and you didn't get from the trailer? It's funny, silly, a good time, has a great cast and the 1-liners… More
Josh Lewis
The Goods is one of those movies you unabashedly enjoy on an entertainment level, but you realize you might be losing a few brain cells along the way. The movie… More