117- Everything Must Go [3.5]
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.
Though I’d prefer not to shove a film into a specific genre, Everything Must Go is so incredibly indie it borderlines on the offensive. From the fingerpicked guitar and electric piano-filled soundtrack to a talented comedic actor taking a dramatic turn, down to the
cute, troubled supporting child actor, the whole affair felt incredibly unbelievable. I kept waiting for Everything Must Go to take an unexpected turn but alas it was nothing but one boring scene after another. As oppose to say an Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love performance or Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Ferrell can’t seem to shake his comedic chops in spite of a handful of good scenes.