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Leaves of Grass (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  17 September 2010 (USA)
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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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Drugs, Murder, and Brotherly Love.

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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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


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

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At the end of the movie, Bill and Janet are holding hands in the rain over a supposed copy of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass, Selected Poems 1855- 1892, A New Edition, Edited by David Koplan". There's also a rough pencil portrait on the slip cover based on a similar steel engraving of Whitman. David Koplan is an executive producer for the movie, and this appears to have been printed for the film for a non-existent edition. See more »


When Brady gets shot, he is first seen to be shot in the stomach but when he is lying on the ground the wound has moved to his chest area. See more »


Janet: You still leaving tomorrow.
Bill Kincaid: I think so.
Janet: I'll miss you.
Bill Kincaid: And we barely know each other.
Janet: "You have not known what you are. You have slumbered upon yourself all your life. Your eyelids have been the same as closed most of the time. What you have done returns already in mockeries. The mockeries are not you. Underneath them, and within them, I see you lurk."
Bill Kincaid: [absorbing what she'd just quoted] Who was that?
Janet: Walt Whitman.
Bill Kincaid: I don't think I ever imagined hearing him recited to me by a girl gutting a 40 ...
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Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Steve Earle
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Funny but has some very implausible scenes
17 September 2009 | by (Toronto, ON, Canada) – See all my reviews

Ed Norton is great as always, playing two diametrically opposite but highly intelligent identical twins. One brother, Bill, is a professor of classical philosophy who has worked hard to eradicate his Oklahoma accent and fit into the world of east coast academia. The other, Brady, stills lives in Oklahoma and makes good money selling high-grade marijuana with his red-neck buddies. Brady tricks Bill into returning home for the first time in 2 decades so that Bill can be an alibi while Brady commits a crime in another city. Although Bill is furious and is tempted to fly back home immediately, he ends up staying a few extra days and visits his mother for the first time since childhood. He also meets Janet, played by Keri Russell, a beautiful, intelligent woman who can recites poetry while gutting a catfish. It's an enjoyable movie with quite a few surprise twists along the way.

The strengths of the movie were excellent performances by Norton and Russell, and even director Tim Blake Nelson was great in the role of Bolger. This movie will probably do very well at the box office because of the big name cast plus some great dialogue and humour. I didn't love the ending though, because of too many coincidences and some implausible scenes near the finish. Also, there was an exploration of Christian-Jewish animosity which seemed like an awfully heavy theme to (briefly) deal with here in what is essentially a romantic-comedy. I almost gave this a 6, but the great acting is definitely worth at least an extra point and I bumped it up to a 7 out of 10.

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