Monday, April 16, 2012
By: Vickie J. Rubinson
Adapted and directed by Dan Rush and based on a short story by Raymond Carver, Everything Must Go tells the story of Nick (Will Farrell), a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone.
The same day Nick gets fired, for falling off the wagon, one last time, he returns to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all his possessions out on the frontyeard.
Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all one the line--or more properly, on the lawn--relunctantly holding a yard sale that becomes a unique strategy for survival.
Will Farrell is superb in his first dramatic role. Known mainly from his clowning days on SNL, he presents a believable down-in-the-dumps middle aged drunk, who befriends a neighborhood boy and learns life lessons from his young protoge. I highly recommend this film.