Everything Goes (film)

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Everything Goes
Everything Goes - Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andrew Kotatko
Produced by Colin Englert
Written by Andrew Kotatko
Based on Why Don't You Dance?
by Raymond Carver
Starring Hugo Weaving
Abbie Cornish
Sullivan Stapleton
Nikki Bennett
Music by Ben Frost
Cinematography Martin McGrath, ACS
Soft Paw Films
Distributed by Soft Paw Films
Release date
  • 14 June 2004 (2004-06-14) (Sydney Film Festival)
Running time
18 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget $180,000

Everything Goes (stylized as everything goes) is a 2004 short film directed by Andrew Kotatko. It is based on the short story Why Don't You Dance? from Raymond Carver's collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. The film stars Hugo Weaving, Abbie Cornish and Sullivan Stapleton. Everything Goes won the award for Best Short Film at the 2004 Inside Film Awards and was the only Australian film selected for the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2005.


The film depicts the unlikely relationship that forms between a young couple (Cornish and Stapleton) looking to begin their future together and a lonely middle-aged man (Weaving) trying to rid himself of the past.



The film received positive reviews from critics. In an article on Australian cinema for Cinematical.com, respected American film critic Jeffrey M. Anderson praised Everything Goes as "everything a great short film can be" and noted that "Kotatko makes spectacular use of light and space, using Carver's words when necessary and conjuring up wordless images just as potent".[1]


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