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Friday, April 1st, 2011

Will Ferrell Cleans House In Everything Must Go

As much as I like his untempered, explosive rage, I love Will Farell's quiet despair even more. In the movies, I mean. In Ferrell's new film Everything Must Go, lapsed alcoholic Nick Halsey gets fired and suffers bullying at the hands of snot-nose teens, only to arrive home to discover his wife wants a divorce. So get the ball rolling, she's gone ahead and dumped all of his worldly possessions on the front lawn. Time for an epic, emotionally grueling yard sale! Flanked by co-stars Laura Dern, Rebecca Hall and Michael Peña, Ferrell has his mellow Stranger Than Fiction game face on, and my tear ducts are on notice already. The film is based on the Raymond Carver story ""Why Don't You Dance," which means they almost certainly had to change the ending so audience members wouldn't break down in the theaters. Based on the scene depicting Ferell falling off those recycling bins, I'm sure I will anyway.

  • Pablo Goldstein@facebook

    Movie looks so-so. Ferrell's a comedy genius, but he has no dramatic range. But more importantly, THAT'S BIGGIE SMALLS' SON!!

  • http://twitter.com/bradfordevans Bradford Evans

    It looks pretty good. I've wanted to see Ferrell do more drama ever since Stranger than Fiction.

  • Mike Schexnayder@twitter

    I actually really liked what Ferrell did in Stranger than Fiction. I find that his subtle humor is actually more effective in many instances than when he goes over the top. This is why I think he will also be a god fit for The Office.