"You wanna make some real money?" Sure, who wouldn't. Well there are better ways of making real money without killing, raping, and holding people hostage. Anyway, if you wanna see the black comedy version of a pot flick, then check out 1998's Homegrown. If you want something a little more bestial like Trespass or Straw Dogs, then Green Rush could put the paranoia in PRETENDO. 2020's "Green" has a cast of unknowns and their character's plight is based on actual, true events (the truth might be bending). If you are wondering what the "green" in Green Rush stands for, it stands for ganja, dope, fatty, herb. In other words, marijuana. Directed by a rookie in Gerard Roxburgh and feeling overlong even at 88 minutes, Green Rush is a home invasion thriller where some nasty criminals infiltrate a marijuana farm and attempt to steal the farm's hidden profits (spoiler-there's a safe and a cave involved). In verity, Green Rush is movie dithering coupled with psychological, fleshy, and physical torture porn (an ear gets bitten off Mike Tyson-style). Every actor has the need to explain themselves (and their motives) before actually getting down to business. "Green" is also randomly homoerotic and predatory thanks to the disturbing performance of antagonist Ticker (played by Scottish trouper Paul Telfer). Filmed in Northern California, taking place in Northern California, and produced by UFC fighter Urijah Faber, "Green" has slipshod editing, dialogue that feels as if it was written in a rushed state, and some everyday twists and turns. "Green's" story and foundation of a story is there. It's about greed, strained brotherhood, and the inkling of bud legalization. It's just too bad Roxburgh's direction is misguided, stalling, and a little out of sorts. Bottom line: Don't "rush" out to rent Green Rush at your local Redbox. Rating: 2 stars.
A cannabis farmer and his pregnant lover fight for their lives when ruthless criminals invade their property.
August 12, 2020