All Is Bright

Synopsis: Two French Canadian ne'er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to get rich quick selling Christmas trees. Easygoing charmer Rene (Paul Rudd) clashes with misanthropic ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti), whose wife Rene just stole. Still, this odd couple must make an honest go of it in this buddy comedy.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Phil Morrison
Production: Anchor Bay Films
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.6
Metacritic:
54
Rotten Tomatoes:
46%
R
Year:
2013
107 min
$4,556
24 Views


Hey, Dennis.

You escaped?

Paroled.

Time flies.

You got a light?

Got a smoke?

...Dennis.

Why?

Wake up.

She's asleep.

Don't tell me you quit.

You've been dead over a year.

Nobody told me.

I'm telling you.

Hey.

I will not get caught twice.

That's not how I want

to live anymore.

Why does she hum like that?

She's practicing.

She does it all day long.

The only time she sees a real

piano is in a church basement.

Oh.

They dust the hymnals

while she plays.

Just let me stay a little while.

Come on.

Dennis, no.

Then let me see her at least.

You're dead.

She's asleep.

Hey, let me stay...

tonight.

Oh.

Is that...?

Is that Rene?

Ouais.

Why are you kissing him?

Rene is going to ask me

to marry him,

if Marie ever agrees

to a divorce.

What makes you think that?

He told Michi.

Are you all in love with him

or something?

That's... that's none

of your business.

Rene is not a thief.

Rene is a thief.

Ex-thief.

He never had the stomach for it,

or the heart.

Or the head.

You just don't really know him.

I've known him my whole life.

Well, then you should know

he's not a thief.

What do you call this?

Maman?

You don't want me to be a thief?

I will stop being a thief.

What would be left of you?

How did I die?

Cancer.

Doctors were never exactly sure

what kind, but...

you suffered

a lot.

Of course I tried to keep Michi

from the worst of it.

Maman?

Monsieur Tremblay?

Um... English,

if you don't mind.

You caught me in the act

of losing all hope, huh?

Water is not enough.

They... they told me to see you.

Then they must have

told me to see you,

Monsieur...

Girard, Dennis.

Girard.

Girard. Ay.

Gir...

Girard.

Um, Gi...

ah, there you are.

Voil.

Dennis Girard.

Tah!

Fresh out of the can, I see.

Yeah.

I need a job.

Teh! Good luck.

What?

Terrible economy.

So what am I supposed to do?

Uh, I'd rely on family

if I were you.

I don't have any family.

Then you might try

living off the land.

I don't have any land.

You know, I don't even have

anywhere to live.

You also need to stop

being so negative.

Listen, you.

I'll see you next month.

Ooh.

No, four weeks from now

is one day past Christmas day.

Okay.

I'll see you the Wednesday following.

Okay, so if there's

no work here,

I should go somewhere else, huh?

Well, except you can't.

Federal statute forbids you

leave the district.

Listen, you.

You have a great month

and a very merry Christmas.

They're not too bad.

F*ck.

Is that you?

Hello, Dennis.

Welcome home, Dennis.

What are you drinking?

Scotch.

It's scotch.

Jackie, glasses, scotch.

Ah.

You're back.

Rene, ici.

Good for you.

Why didn't you call me?

I called my wife.

Technically she's not...

Oh!

- F*ck!

Yeah. Yeah.

I need a job.

I've gone straight.

Me too.

There are no jobs.

What do you do for money?

I bought a truck, you know.

I get jobs with it...

this and that.

It's nothing steady.

Oh, it's straight,

but not steady.

So what are these jobs?

Selling Christmas trees

in New York City.

There's money in holidays.

I did it last year.

You got her that refrigerator

selling trees?

Half of it.

Yeah, okay, good.

I'll go with you.

I already got a guy

who goes with me.

Yeah, me.

No, you don't...

I do it with Huge Antoine.

He's hooked up down there.

I get the trees.

All right, we'll all go.

No, you... except we don't

need three guys.

We need two guys.

It'll be a lot easier with three.

Yeah, but I just...

I don't think it's a good idea.

You know what I don't think

is a good idea?

Me with no home, no money,

no wife, no kid,

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Melissa James Gibson

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