The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, Kathryn Hahn, David Koechner

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Don Ready is a merciless car salesman who can talk his way into or out of absolutely anything. With his team of mercenaries, they can guarantee they will sell as many cars on the lot as you need over the course of a single weekend. They get a call from Ben Selleck in Temecula: his car dealership is about to go under, and unless they make a big profit over the 4th of July weekend, they may need to sell the lot. Despite worries from Don's team that he's been pushing himself too hard since their DJ died during a promotional accident in Albuquerque, Don promises Selleck that they will get the job done. They arrive and they immediately try to teach Selleck's ragtag crew of salespeople the tricks of the trade. Meanwhile, Don deals with two potentially huge developments in his life: first, he believes that one of the salesmen, Blake, is his lovechild from a one-night-stand in Temecula years ago. Second, he begins to fall for Ivy, Selleck's daughter, despite the fact that she's engaged to aspiring boy-band singer and huge jerk Paxton Harding, whose father continues to make patronizing offers to buy the dealership from Selleck in order to turn it into a rehearsal space for Paxton. The first day of sales goes beautifully despite all these distractions, and Don believes that they will succeed, but when he makes a bet with Paxton that he can sell every car on the lot, there is no longer room for failure. When on the second day, their big musical attraction is a no-show, and Don starts falling apart, he must find the inspiration necessary to make good on his bet, win the heart of Ivy, and save Selleck's dealership.
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Best part of story, including ending: While some of the jokes miss, the majority hit, making this a surprisingly effective comedy in the vein of Anchorman and other films about adults acting absurd.

Best scene in story: When Don is visited by the ghost of his dead DJ, played by Will Ferrell, he is accompanied by two sassy singing angels who back up sing everything he's saying.

Opinion about the main character: Don, despite his blustery exterior, is a good guy, and there is no denying that he is an incredible salesman. Jeremy Piven carries the film on his back very effectively.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   businessman, becoming sensitive

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   salesman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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