All Is Bright

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All Is Bright
All Is Bright film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Phil Morrison
Produced by Elizabeth Giamatti
Dan Carey
Sidney Kimmel
John Penotti
Written by Melissa James Gibson
Starring Paul Giamatti
Paul Rudd
Sally Hawkins
Amy Landecker
Music by Graham Reynolds
Cinematography W. Mott Hupfel III
Edited by Jeff Buchanan
Production
company
Distributed by Anchor Bay Films
Release date
  • April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18) (Tribeca)
  • September 10, 2013 (2013-09-10) (United States)
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $4,556[1]

All Is Bright ("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.

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. [2]

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The movie was filed in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Its name was changed from the original title of Almost Christmas[3] to All Is Bright.

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.

Reception[edit]

It has a 42% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 24 reviews,[4] 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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