ALL IS BRIGHT is a dark comedy from director Phil Morrison (Junebug), which premiered earlier this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival under the title Almost Christmas. Starring Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti, it is about two French Canadians who travel to New York City during the holiday season with a get-rich-quick scheme of selling Christmas trees.
Dennis (Giamatti) is a no-nonsense, recently released ex-con trying to get his life – and his wife – back. Rene (Rudd) is Dennis’s charming, shallow, former partner-in-crime who is now living with Dennis’s estranged wife. Feeling guilty and knowing Dennis needs a job, Rene reluctantly agrees to make Dennis a partner in the scheme. Though the two former friends struggle with each other and an eclectic array of tough New York customers, they discover much about themselves in the process.
Sally Hawkins, Amy Landecker, Peter Hermann, and Emory Cohen round out the supporting cast of the film.
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