More of a series of vignettes than a traditional narrative feature, Greener Grass is a strange and surreal suburban comedy, wild in both the cinematography and dialogue. Greener Grass, directed, written, and starring Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, continues in the wonderful tradition of suburban comedies, like The Burbs or Edward Scissorhands, as it deconstructs the denizens of the fictional suburb, Greener Grass. DeBoer and Leubbe perfectly capture the forced politeness and office politics that come with living in a suburb and reap comedy gold out of such madness. The characters are all strange caricatures, but given just enough depth to make them relatable. You’ve probably met someone like a character in this movie. The passive-aggressiveness mixed with insincere charm and regret is on hilarious display. This film leaves me wanting to see more of this suburb, and the strange people within.
Greener Grass is available on Hulu.