Everything’s Gone Green (2006)

PAUL FOX

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.

Canada, 2006.  , , , , .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

In one day,  loses his girlfriend, his job and discovers that his parents erroneously thought themselves lottery winners. The next day, he has a job at the lottery centre and has met a woman () with whom he is in love but can’t have because of her sleazy golf-course owner boyfriend (). Within no time Costanzo is in on Bourne’s scheme to help a group of Japanese gangsters launder their dirty money, finding himself no longer a zero as he enjoys a fancy car, nice new clothes and the attentions of a gorgeous bimbo, but is it all worth it? You’ll hardly be able to figure it out since writer Douglas Coupland completely avoids having our protagonist actually face or even think about these issues until the very end of the film. Not to say that it isn’t worth watching:  the film is funny, light and oddly spontaneous while the themes that it claims to investigate are happening off screen and in the background. The photography of Vancouver is beautiful.

Toronto International Film Festival:  2006

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