Will Farrell makes many comedic films that can sometimes seem a little unnecessarily silly. Everything Must Go delivers a great serious story with just the right amount of comedy to keep the audience interested and on their toes.
Farrell's chemistry with 14-year-old newcomer Christopher Jordan Wallace (Biggie's son) is extremely entertaining and they banter back and forth very well.
Farrel plays Nick Halsey, a alcoholic who relapses when he hits rock bottom one day when he is fired, his wife leaves him and changes the locks, throwing all his stuff out on the front lawn.
Directed by Dan Rush, Nick doesn't have anywhere to go but up, yet he can't seem to get himself sober and out of his armchair long enough to do anything about his deteriorating life.
Nick finds his way again through mentoring a promising young protege Kenny and eventually putting all his stuff up for sale. He starts a strange friendship that teeters between romantic and platonic with his pregnant neighbor (Rebecca Hall) and learns to interact with people again.
Farrell delivers a robust performance that captures many facets of the character and he proves that he has some acting chops beyond pure comedy.