Everything Must Go: Fired for alcoholic shenanigans, his belongings piled in the yard by his wife, a salesman (Will Ferrell) drops out entirely, living, sort of, on his front lawn. Ferrell's work is impressive; there are comic moments throughout, but he downplays them until they become cringe moments.
- Marc Savlov
Hanna: A teenager (Saoirse Ronan) raised by a fugitive ex-spy (Eric Bana) goes on a mission to execute his former handler (Cate Blanchett). When the film works, it's strictly as an over-the-top thriller, and Ronan makes good use of her creepy self-possession.
- Scott Renshaw