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(2011) (Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes None
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Mild

Dramedy: A middle-aged alcoholic must contend with losing his job and his wife locking him out of their home after moving all of his possessions onto the front lawn.
Nick Halsey (WILL FERRELL) has had better days in his life. After being fired from his job due to drinking issues, he returns home to discover that not only has his wife moved out and changed the locks on the house, but she's also deposited all of his belongings onto the front lawn. That doesn't sit well with his neighbor, Elliot (STEPHEN ROOT), or the local police who get calls about him drinking beer in the front yard. That results in his AA sponsor, detective Frank Garcia (MICHAEL PENA), dropping by to check up on him.

Embarrassed by this development, Nick tries to pretend he's just cleaning out clutter with a yard sale, including to his new neighbor across the street. She's Samantha (REBECCA HALL), a pregnant photography teacher who's just moved in ahead of her husband who's still back in New York.

Then there's Kenny (CHRISTOPHER JORDAN WALLACE), a bike-riding boy whose mother is caring for a sick resident a few homes away. Wiser than his years, Kenny agrees to help watch Nick's things in exchange for the latter teaching him how to play baseball.

As Nick tries to figure out what to do with all of his stuff, he also reexamines his life, including a visit to see Delilah (LAURA DERN), a former high school classmate. With time running out before he has to clear his front yard of his belongings, and with little money to buy beer, Nick must decide how he's going to live the rest of his life.

Unless they're fans of Ferrell or someone else in the cast, it doesn't seem too likely.
For language and some sexual content.

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