Release Date: April 13th, 2007 (Landmark Sunshine Cinema) by First Independent Pictures.
The Cast: Paulo Costanzo, Steph Song, JR Bourne, Auden Devine, Susan Hogan, Tom Butler, Peter Kelamis, Gordon Michael Woolvett.
Directed by Paul Fox.
BASIC PREMISE: Ryan (Costanzo) gets involved in a money-laundering scheme while working for a lottery magazine.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: Everything’s Gone Green could have been more satirical and funnier with a more focused and imaginative plot. Paulo Costanzo gives a decent performance as Ryan, a 29-year-old slacker whose girlfriend dumps him and he loses his job soon after. He meets Ming (Song), a set dresser, while observing a beached-up whale and befriends her. When Ryan accepts a job at a lottery magazine, that’s when Ming’s boyfriend (Bourne) persuades him to help him launder money by using classified information about lottery winners. The convoluted plot induces more of a headache than anything else. The subplot of his parents trying to strike it rich by growing marijuana in their basement feels forced, implausible and awkward. Then there’s the silly love triangle between Ming, her macho boyfriend and sweet Ryan. Hmm…who will she choose? Screenwriter Douglas Coupland simply fails to bring any of the characters to life nor are any of them interesting enough to be memorable. Ryan comes across as somewhat likeable, but mostly dull. Why not make him smart and rebellious like the character of Enid in Ghost World? The dialogue could have been much livelier and witty which would have giving this dull film some bite for a change.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: Unfortunately, none.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: Dull, implausible and unfocused.
NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 8
IN A NUTSHELL: Despite a decent performance by Paulo Costanzo, it suffers from a implausible and unfocused plot without enough laughs or satire.
RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: TV
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