You laughed out loud (or cringed, perhaps depending on your outlook) when he impersonated President George W. Bush; you couldn’t get enough of the dueling between Alex Trebek and Sean Connery every time Celebrity Jeopardy! aired a new episode; you loved him when he played a man-sized Elf; and you instantly decided you really didn’t need to see any more of Will Ferrell in his patriotic thong.
Your wish is his command (for now, anyway): Ferrell is gambling his fans are going to enjoy the risk he is taking with the leading role in Everything Must Go. Just how different is this from the typical “Will Ferrell Movie”? Does it work? Let’s check in with Movie Irv: