Give me a Douglas Coupland book over a novel about a hardbitten PI or a chosen one questing to save the kingdom any day of the week. It’s exciting that Coupland has made the jump into screenwriting, as so many of his peers have lately, and it’s even more exciting that the movie, Everything’s Gone Green, sounds like it might be very good – it won Best Canadian Feature at the Vancouver Film Festival earlier this year. And it stars a lead actor from Joey, the Friends spin-off (actually Paulo Costanzo was one of the only decent things on that space shuttle disaster of a show).
The plot sounds quite Couplandesque: “Ryan, a good-natured slacker, is tempted into a money laundering scheme while working for a lottery magazine. A capitalistic comedy that asks the question – when is "enough" enough?”
I was supposed to have this poster for you yesterday, but there was a hassle with the MPAA about a certain bit of green – namely a marijuana leaf. You may notice that the leaf is gone; I don’t know what has replaced it. I guess the MPAA decided that something adorning half the t-shirts and ball caps of American youth for four decades can’t appear on the poster of an R-rated comedy.
Everything’s Gone Green hits theaters in April.