EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN
Money Can't Bring Happiness
Release Date: April 20, 2007
Starring: Paulo Costanzo, Steph Song, JR
Bourne, Aidan Devine, Susan
Hogan, and Tom Butler
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 95 minutes
Distributor: First Independent Pictures
Director: Paul Fox
Executive Producer: Morris Ruskin, Michael Baker,
Scott Mackenzie, and Dan Lyon
Producer: Elizabeth Yake, Chris Nanos
and Henrik Meyer
Writer: Douglas Coupland
Address Comments To:Gary Rubin, President
First Independent Pictures
1542 15th Street, Suite 130
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 656-9480
After his family has a big letdown about losing the state lottery, Ryan gets a job working for the lottery magazine taking photos and writing stories about the winners. One day, he meets a pretty Asian girl named Ming when they both show up to look at a dead beached whale. Ming has a boyfriend, however, named Bryce. Bryce convinces Ryan to help him secretly launder money from Japanese gangsters through lottery winners.
Ryan is tempted by Bryce's rich lifestyle, but Bryce's materialism is exactly the reason why Ming has been drifting away from Bryce recently. Ryan's own greed endangers his budding romance with Ming. When Ryan's parents are caught growing marijuana in their basement, Ryan begins to have second thoughts about his own materialism.
EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN is a Romantic movie in every sense of the word. First, it is a romantic comedy. Second, it has a strong anti-capitalist sentiment, but the capitalist system in Canada that it rails against is a capitalism divorced from Christianity and its biblical values. On the positive side, the movie does show that money cannot bring happiness, but it doesn't point to the One Person who can bring true joy: Jesus Christ. Though it has its clever, funny moments, EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN is relatively forgettable, despite its unique setting and characters. It is also rated R for very strong foul language, sexual content and drug references.
EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN has a Romantic, Non-Christian worldview. There is an anti-capitalist sentiment running deep within it, but the capitalism it opposes is divorced from Christianity and its biblical values. Though it has clever, funny moments, the movie is relatively forgettable, despite its unique setting and characters. It is also rated R for strong foul language, sexual content and drug references.