I was going to include All is Bright in this week’s Pulitzer-worthy streaming and video on demand post, because it hits VOD tomorrow and I admittedly thought it looked like a typical, hokey Christmas movie, based on the typical, hokey promotional image. But the newest trailer for All is Bright reveals that it’s not all that hokey and typical, as much as it looks like a sweet, silly story of a scumbag dad trying to find a little redemption in the holiday season.
Paul Giamatti stars as the aforementioned scumbag dad, and when he’s released from prison, he realizes that finding a regular job is pretty difficult in this crappy economy. Paul Rudd comes along and they decide to sell Christmas trees together in New York City, but it turns out to be harder than they expected, because they suck at it. Sort of like me and writing porn movies. Or simply writing.