|Title:||Everything's Gone Green|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- The Dark Hours
|03.10.07||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2007|
The kid from Joey and Road Trip stars in this angsty/quirky story of a guy who realizes everyone around him is running a scam and decides to do it but a hot girl calls him corrupted so he stops. Of course it's filled with much more angst and quirk thanks to the script by Douglas Coupland. This was yet another movie that I was REALLY ready to like and came away with a distinctly mediocre feeling. I feel like I should make a macro for "there were moments I liked but..." because I'm saying it so much. It's true here too though.
Director, Star, and writer were here for a Q&A, highlighted by someone asking about Road Trip 2 rumors followed by Coupland asking what Road Trip 1 was... like 4 times until Paulo Costanzo finally said stuff like "It's not 'Road Trip 1,' it's just Road Trip!" and "OK, imagine there was a movie called Road Trip. What do you think that movie's about?" Coupland came off as suitably quirky and removed from reality (although Kier-La might be happy to hear that he described the Alamo as a Partridge Family theater (maybe due to the tables in each row?)). They were all very Canadian, which fits since the movie's set in Vancouver. Yeah, they said the crew loved every day of work because it was actually supposed to be Vancouver.
So... eh. I liked it more than not liked it, but I wish it could've been like 15% better to jump it into the realm of I Heart Huckabees or the other what-am-i-doing-with-my-life dramas that border on the whimsy.