All Is Bright
All Is Bright (released as Almost Christmas in the UK) is a 2013 comedy-drama film directed by Phil Morrison. It stars Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd, with Sally Hawkins and Amy Landecker in supporting roles.
|All Is Bright|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Phil Morrison|
|Produced by||Elizabeth Giamatti|
|Written by||Melissa James Gibson|
|Music by||Graham Reynolds|
|Cinematography||W. Mott Hupfel III|
|Edited by||Jeff Buchanan|
|Distributed by||Anchor Bay Films|
While out on parole, Dennis (Giamatti) reluctantly takes a job selling Christmas trees with his old friend Rene (Rudd) in order to make enough money to buy his estranged daughter the piano she has always wanted.
The antics of the two lead characters have been suggested to be based on the amalgamation of famous misadventures of employees from North Pole Xmas Trees, a famous family business from Nashua, New Hampshire.
The film currently has a 48% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 5.49/10. The critical consensus states: "Well-acted but uneven, All Is Bright strands a pair of strong performances from Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd in a meandering script." Metacritic reports a weighted average of 54/100 based on 15 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
- "All is Bright (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
- Box Office Mojo: All Is Bright, Released October 4 to October 6.
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- "All Is Bright (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
- "All Is Bright Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 27, 2019.