Everything Must Go (R)

★★☆☆

The alcoholic son of an alcoholic, sales manager Nick Porter was born in a Raymond Carver short story. In this film, Will Ferrell brings him to life. It’s the story of a bad day that turns into a five-day blur. Nick gets canned. He comes home to find all his belongings on the front lawn. His wife has split. His neighbor, played by Rebecca Hall, wonders what’s up. The ensemble cast brings out something new in Ferrell, who shows a dramatic actor’s progression in flashes. While interesting, the results go only so far.

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Notorious for being habitually late, it was a relief when Ms. Lauryn Hill took the stage at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool on May 13 only an hour and a half after opener Murs ended his set. Hill emerged draped in gold chains, with long pants and hat as her pregnant stomach protruded from beneath her red jacket. Apparently tired of performing the same old songs, Hill and her band rearranged “Everything Is Everything,” “The Sweetest Thing” and “Fu-Gee-La” with a more up-tempo vibe. Although her voice is not what it used to be, her raspy tone delighted the audience.

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