Exclusive: Get into the Christmas Spirit with 'All Is Bright' Star Paul Giamatti


Paul Giamatti ("Sideways", "The Illusionist") chats about the holidays in this behind-the-scenes clip for his new film "All is Bright." Though he doesn't celebrate Christmas these days - just Hanukkah with his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Samuel,  who are Jewish - he still enjoys getting into the holiday spirit each year. "People definitely get nicer to each other," says Giamatti. "I always enjoy it. I like the holiday season." He does recall the Christmas stories from his childhood, like how he pined after a fake, white Christmas tree as a kid - "Why don't we have one of those? That's better than a real tree."

"All is Bright" is a holiday-themed dark comedy directed by Phil Morrison ("Junebug"), starring Giamatti - who was also an executive producer - and Paul Rudd ("I Love You, Man", "The 40-Year-Old Virgin") as ex-con Dennis and fast-talking friend Rene, a couple of Canadians trying to make some cash selling Christmas trees in New York City. Dennis wants to buy his estranged daughter a piano for Christmas, like he promised her before he went to jail, and Rene is trying to get together enough money to marry Dennis's ex-wife, Therese, played by Amy Landecker ("A Serious Man", "Dan in Real Life"). Sally Hawkins ("Happy-Go-Lucky", "Layer Cake") also stars as a Russian housekeeper who Dennis befriends during his time in New York.

"All is Bright" is now available now on DVD/Blu-ray and as a digital download.