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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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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Tim Blake Nelson wrote the screenplay with Edward Norton in mind to play the roles of the twin main characters, saying "there would have been no second choice" if Norton had said no. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rabbi Zimmerman: We are animals, Professor Kincaid... with brains that trick us into thinking we aren't.
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Boys from Oklahoma
Written by Gene Collier
Performed by Cross Canadian Ragweed
Published by Shan Can Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Smith Music Group
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Not just a movie about weed
18 May 2010 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I thought this was just another comedy, but decided to watch it regardless, as Edward Norton usually makes good movies. And this was no exception. This movie was really, really cool. It had a good combination of comedy, drama and action all blended into one mix. And it worked out quite well.

This is not just a movie about weeds and drugs, it is so much more than that. Sure the weeds are a core essential to the movie, but it is also about family values, friendships, embracing your heritage, and coming to terms with your past.

The cast was phenomenal, especially Edward Norton, who did a superb job in both his roles. And the supporting cast was really good as well. Some famous names in the bunch, and everyone delivered good performances.

"Leaves of Grass" never left me bored, as it was compelling from start till end. You should watch this movie, because it is somewhat of a gem in a vast market of endless movies.

Highly recommendable.


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