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Everything's Gone Green Review

Movies.com Critics

4.5

Dave White Profile

… low-key, bemused … Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    This is Coupland's first screenplay, and it shows -- in a cheerfully discursive quality, but also in a reliance on gestures, contrivance and dialectic speeches rather than dramatic development and conflict.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    The story -- is slight, but an appealing cast and lots of scenic leafery make Green feel fresh.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    A romantic comedy/social satire that, on a modest budget, manages to be hip, charming, funny and dressed to kill.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Slacker comedy mixes marijuana and satire.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that most kids probably won't be interested in this satire of consumerism and superficiality, though teens savvy about those issues may find it entertaining. Over the course of the film, the main character learns from his own mistakes, as well as others' folly. In the movie, get-rich-quick scheming is seen as a way of life, and characters grow and distribute marijuana. Meanwhile, greed, ignorance, and overdone sexuality are all ridiculed, and the filmmakers take a positive look at Asians integrating into Canadian society. In addition to the drug-centric subplot, there's a fair amount of swearing and some relatively tame sexual content.

  • Families can talk about how the movie uses humor to make a point about honesty and integrity. What makes something a satire? What messages does the movie send about the film industry? How about the marijuana business? How does Ryan change during the course of the film, and what does he learn? Is his transformation believable?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Characters are mostly dishonest and engage in unethical and/or illegal activity (swindling, selling marijuana), but most suffer the consequences of such behavior; positive characterizations of other cultures; respect for animals; lead character learns life lesson.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: One clumsy, short-lived scuffle between young men.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Post-sex scene with man and woman in bed; lengthy TV ad with actress in sexual poses is played for laughs.

  • language false3

    Language: Numerous uses of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and other swear words.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Car manufacturers (BMW, Mustang), Pepsi signs, Seaward kayaks.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Growing and distributing marijuana is a major part of the story; some social drinking.

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