By Bryan Lufkin
Updated March 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

Selling old books, appliances, and other tchotchkes from his front lawn appears to be the best free therapy in the world for Will Ferrell’s character in the quirky dramedy Everything Must Go. Making his latest foray into more dramatic territory, following Stranger Than Fiction and Winter’s Passing, Ferrell plays an alcoholic salesman who, after losing his job and being left by his wife, moves all of his possessions onto his suburban front lawn and decides to hold a yard sale in an attempt to start anew. The modestly budgeted indie, which is based on a Raymond Carver short story and co-stars Rebecca Hall and Laura Dern, premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and is scheduled for release in select theaters May 13. Check out the trailer below: