EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN

Money Can't Bring Happiness

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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

Rating: R

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

Content:

(RoRo, AcapAcap, B, LLL, S, N, A, DDD, MM) Strong Romantic worldview with strong anti-capitalist elements that also attack materialism and breaking the law to get ahead and which show that money does not bring happiness; 21 obscenities (including some "f" words), three strong profanities and seven light profanities; no violence; implied fornication and woman in skimpy nightgown shown on a computer to have an Internet web site for implied pornography and perhaps prostitution; upper male nudity in one scene and woman in skimpy nightgown; alcohol use; smoking, brief marijuana use and protagonist's friend sells marijuana behind the scenes in his factory and his parents are caught with a marijuana farm in their basement (father has been fired) and they are doing business with his friend, but movie doesn't overtly promote marijuana per se; and, men use lottery to launder money illegally but don't get caught, people play the lottery, greed and materialism rebuked, and people stretch the rules and laws for profit because they have trouble making ends meet otherwise.

Summary:

EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN is a quirky romantic comedy from Canada about a young man working for the government lottery magazine who gets involved with an Asian girl and her rich boyfriend's scheme to launder money from Japanese gangsters. Despite some clever, funny moments, EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN is ultimately forgettable and has a strong Romantic, Non-Christian worldview with strong foul language, sexual content, drug references, and anti-capitalist elements.

Review:

EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN is a quirky romantic comedy from Canada set in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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.

In Brief:

EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN is a quirky romantic comedy from Canada set in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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. He meets a pretty Asian girl named Ming when they both show up to look at a dead beached whale. Ming has a boyfriend 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. Ryan's own greed endangers his relationship with Ming. Ryan's parents are caught growing marijuana. Ryan finally begins to have second thoughts about his materialism.

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.