All Is Bright
|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|
The film debuted at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, with a video on demand release following on September 10, 2013. It was released in theaters on October 4, 2013. The film was a direct-to-video movie screened theatrically, with a limited theatrical release of three days to generate buzz for the November 18, 2013 target DVD release.
While out on parole, Dennis (Giamatti) reluctantly takes a job selling Christmas trees with his old buddy Rene (Rudd) in order to make enough money to buy his estranged daughter the piano she's always wanted.
- Paul Giamatti as Dennis
- Paul Rudd as Rene
- Sally Hawkins as Olga
- Amy Landecker as Therese
- Peter Hermann as Monsieur Tremblay
- Emory Cohen as Lou
- Colman Domingo as Nzomo
The film's name was changed from its original title of Almost Christmas to All Is Bright.
It has a 42% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 24 reviews, with the critical consensus "Well-acted but uneven, All Is Bright strands a pair of strong performances from Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd in a meandering script."
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