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An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.

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The lives of two identical twins, one an Ivy League philosophy professor, the other a small-time and brilliant marijuana grower, intertwine when the professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown for a doomed scheme against a local drug lord. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, and drug content | See all certifications »

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17 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Leaves of Grass  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,987 (USA) (17 September 2010)

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$68,009 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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Trivia

Tim Blake Nelson studied classics at Brown University, he also grew up in Tulsa Oklahoma. See more »

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(at around 1 min) When the twins are talk talking outside, his grip on the beer bottle keeps shifting between scenes, and also the watch he keeps changing its size and position on the hand. See more »

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TV Reporter: Now, one curious aspect of this case is that the swastikas were drawn backward, indicating either haste or a lack of familiarity with this most infamous of anti-semetic emblems, or perhaps rather more implausibly... that Hindus were involved.
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Tarantino-like
10 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A quirky comedy-crime drama morph without the over-the-top acting and scenarios common to Quentin's films.

Everything is understated in this film, so much so that it becomes the one drawback that makes the crimes hard to believe. At the same time, it does create surprises and make the film as a whole funnier and more emotionally moving in a lot of ways.

Norton and the visual effects, editing, and makeup people pull off an absolutely seamless transition between the two roles he plays. If you don't know in advance, as I didn't, you start to wonder if they were up to the same tricks used in Benjamin Button or if they had a look-alike playing the role.

Finally, the film benefits from a lot of great supporting acting, both the big name actors and small, that keeps the film real even when it starts getting surreal.


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