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Green is Gold (2016)

R | | Crime, Drama | 7 October 2016 (USA)
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After a teenage boy's father goes to prison, he is forced to live with his older brother who has a compromising trade.

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Ryon Baxter

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Ryon Baxter
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Cast

Credited cast:
Derek W. Adam Derek W. Adam ... Deputy #1
Jimmy Baxter Jimmy Baxter ... Mason
Ryon Baxter Ryon Baxter ... Cameron
Billy Bodie Billy Bodie ... Dad's Friend #2
Liz Clare ... Veronica
Sam Cohen-Wade Sam Cohen-Wade ... Simon
Thomas Cokenias ... Detective
Carol Everest Carol Everest ... Meredith
David Fine ... Dad
Jose Hernandez Jose Hernandez ... Bully #1
Michael James Michael James ... Deputy
Rick Maderas Rick Maderas ... Dad's friend #1
Ian McDavid Ian McDavid ... Doctor
Shelley Mitchell ... Teacher
James Moore James Moore ... Honey Badger
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After a teenage boy's father goes to prison, he is forced to live with his older brother who has a compromising trade.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoma, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$273, 9 October 2016

Gross USA:

$455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$455
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Stars Ryon and Jimmy Baxter play brothers in the film, and are actually brothers in real life. See more »

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Don't Give Me No Bammer Weed
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Tender and unaffected, though still feeling like a low budget first film.
19 November 2017 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

Green Is Gold (2016)

A charming attempt to be real and intimate in a tale of two brother (played by two real brothers) who are growing pot illegally.

There is a lot to like here, mainly the naturalism invoked and the feeling of growing understanding between the brothers. The more obvious plot drives it—growing and eventually having to sell a lot of really good weed. But that is only the device to make you see these two unlikely brothers try to figure out how to get along together.

The writing is imperfect—and sometimes downright implausible—but generally the dialog is carried by the acting, which is natural and believable. There are a couple of other characters involved (the father, maybe the most important, though very briefly), but nothing remarkable happens beyond these two. (In fact, some scenes, like in the school, or the bathroom sex scene, are weak on every level.)

The filming is the kind of natural photography we expect these days—nothing jumps out, and that's just fine. In fact, this is an ordinary movie on most levels. But expect the director (who plays the older brother) to get another try at making a great film.


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