Adapted and directed by Dan Rush, and based on a short story by Raymond Carver, EVERYTHING MUST GO tells the story of NICK PORTER (WILL FERRELL) 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 home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all his possessions out on the front yard. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line - or more properly, on the lawn - reluctantly holding a yard sale that becomes a unique strategy for survival.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Rush extrapolates a narrative that is less jarring and more familiar than anything in Carver, but nonetheless true to the writer's tough, compassionate and intimately knowing apprehension of masculine defeat.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 05.12.2011
Will Ferrell delivers a performance of implosive intensity that rings true in every detail.Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 05.12.2011
If he isn't careful, Will Ferrell is going to become a bona fide actor.Scott Bowles, USA Today, 05.12.2011
It lives up to its title in ways its maker never intended.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 05.12.2011