Everything's Gone Green 2006 NR

(11) IMDb 6.1/10

Ryan, a good-natured slacker, is tempted into a money laundering scheme while working for a lottery magazine. A capitalistic comedy that asks the question - when is "enough" enough?

Starring:
Paulo Costanzo, Steph Song
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Paul Fox
Starring Paulo Costanzo, Steph Song
Supporting actors JR Bourne, Aidan Devine, Susan Hogan, Tom Butler, Peter Kelamis, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Katharine Isabelle, Chiu-Lin Tam, Camyar Chai, Tara Wilson, Jennifer Kitchen, Alexus Dumont, Don Thompson, Tseng Chang, Mark Gibbon, Melanie Blackwell, Kit Koon, Steven Cree Molison
Studio First Independent
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roland E. Zwick on October 7, 2007
Format: DVD
Shot in beautiful British Columbia, the low-budget Canadian import, "Everything's Gone Green," is not, as the title might suggest, yet another Al Gore environmental documentary, but rather a witty, incisive meditation on how we choose to define "success" in the modern world.

Ryan is a 29-year-old Vancouver resident whose life is going nowhere fast. In one day alone, he gets dumped by his girlfriend, is fired from his job and discovers that his family HASN'T won the million dollar jackpot that his father mistakenly believed they had. The one ray of sunshine to come out of all of this is that Ryan is offered a job working for the lottery commission, a position he only halfheartedly accepts, but one which eventually leads him to think long and hard about what it is he truly wants out of life.

When we first meet him, Ryan is a man deeply bored and unhappy with his life but utterly unsure of how to go about changing it. On the one hand, he dreads the prospect of devoting decades of his life to a tedious, unfulfilling job, yet, on the other, he finds himself yearning to join his boyhood chums already comfortably ensconced in the great middle class. Ryan must figure out if achieving financial success will require a total abandonment of youthful idealism or if there is some way to retain one's principles and still have all the material wealth one could possibly want. Indeed when he takes a good look at all the people around him - be they his slacker buddy, the yuppie boyfriend of the girl he`s fallen for, the lottery winners he is forced to interview, or even his very own parents - he discovers that they have all found ways to make ends meet without having to work very hard at it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Stacy on June 11, 2007
Format: DVD
I first saw this movie in the theatres in April and I couldn't stop laughing. This is independent film making at its best. Not only was it written by Douglas Coupland (yes, of Generation X) but it stars the always hilarious Paulo Costanzo, from Joey and Roadtrip doing what he does best, a slacker who tries to get ahead in life by scamming lottery winners- what a brilliant idea! His acting almost reminds me of Jon Heder in Napolean Dynamite.

This movie is ingeniously written. Not only does it have substance with its storyline, but it throws in these comedic elements that make you think how did Coupland come up with that? All I can say is watch out for Paulo's parents in this movie- they are the best part!

As a friend on MYSPACE of Everything's Gone Green, I saw that the movie is finally coming to DVD. To make things even better, they have an UNRATED edition. From looking at the DVD cover, I can't help but notice the reference to pot and the special bonus features that come with the DVD. It seems to capture the essence of the movie perfectly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Cole on August 5, 2007
Format: DVD
Ahhh, if only " Everything's Gone Green" had widespread distribution, it would have been the must see indie hit of the year. Green is a drolly funny, somewhat surreal (at times), strange and charming comedy. Worth a look see. Paul Fox (the Director) also has another feature under his belt "The Dark Hours" a Horror Film, also worth a look see.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Concerned One on August 12, 2007
Format: DVD
This movie lives up to it's name, and green is a recurrant theme. You could play a game in this to see how many referances to a "green" thing there is in it. Paulo Costanzo plays a office worker who has the worst day of his life all at once, and then things turn around in a way quite different from what he planned. Instead of winning the lotto, he gets a job working for it. Along with this, other opportunities come about, and he has chances to do things he's never done before. However, he also has to battle the possiblity of changing what he was into something he didn't want to become. This movie has quite a few laughs, and some outlandish situations, but definately a sleeper. Worht a viewing.
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Billed somewhat incorrectly as a "slacker" comedy, this enjoyable flick is more about bigger questions of life and love than its packaging would indicate. Steph Song is hot as the love interest, but the rest of the cast is little known. Very good writing and a great score by numeorus indie Canadian rockers. Set in Vancouver. I'm not sure what's green about this, except maybe the marijuana plants grown by the lead's droll parents. Definitely see this one.
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By Alec Hamilton on June 23, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
First off, this DVD has a TERRIBLE cover. It in no way portrays the reality of the film and instead makes it look like a cheap Farrely Brothers-style comedy. This is a thoughful, witty, literate and charming romantic comedy from the pen of the novelist Douglas Coupland - still his only foray into screenwriting that I know of. If you love indie movies, maybe you should consider it your duty to support stuff like this! I loved it.
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