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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
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.
Violence & Scariness
One clumsy, short-lived scuffle between young men.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Post-sex scene with man and woman in bed; lengthy TV ad with actress in sexual poses is played for laughs.
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Numerous uses of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and other swear words.
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Products & Purchases
Car manufacturers (BMW, Mustang), Pepsi signs, Seaward kayaks.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Growing and distributing marijuana is a major part of the story; some social drinking.
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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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The irreverent comedy Everything's Gone Green scores by taking a fresh look at greed, slacker values, and current cultural phenomena. There's the lottery, the "mom-and-pop" marijuana industry, and the ubiquitous movie-making taking place on almost every street corner in Vancouver, for starters. Strong performances, shrewd use of contemporary music, and a realistic approach to even the most absurd comic moments help the movie stand out. Ryan's journey is brightened by assorted oddball characters, some strikingly funny situations, and a lot of inevitable soul-searching.
One particularly nice aspect of Everything's Gone Green is that Vancouver, Canada -- which in recent years has so often been asked to stand in for U.S. cities -- gets to play itself for a change. The lovely, vibrant town actually becomes a character in this sensitive, likeable romantic comedy.
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