In this film, we see Will Ferrell hit rock bottom. Or rather his character. In the real world, Will Ferrell bottomed out sometime between Kicking and Screaming and Semi-Pro. In Everything Must Go, we are spared the goofy, fake-angry Will Ferrell and subjected to an extremely mild-mannered doormat of a man who has to pick up the pieces and move on.
We see Ferrell get fired, dumped, and sell all his stuff. It’s a little unclear where he goes from there. One would hope he finds some sort of redemption or fresh start. Otherwise, this is a very sad story indeed.
Other things to note in the trailer: Fat black kid, Dennis from “Sunny,” Stephen Root, Pabst, and a song with the chorus “Standing at the door of self-discovery.” Enjoy.