In trying to mock the yuppie subculture by poking fun at people who become obsessed with grass grow-ops and pyramid schemes, Fox shoehorns Coupland's generalizations into a lame character comedy, unable to transform the writer's character types into actual people. The jokes are so mistimed that you get them before the punchline arrives. Lacking the richness of a class satire, like Paul Mazursky's
Down and Out in Beverly Hills,
Everybody's Gone Green
still feels green behind the ears.
Distributor: First Independent
Cast: Paulo Costanzo, Steph Song and JR Bourne
Director: Paul Fox
Screenwriter: Douglas Coupland
Producers: Chris Nanos, Elizabeth Yake and Henrik Meyer
Rating: Not yet rated
Running time: 95 min.
Release date: April 13, 2007 NY, April 20 LA