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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$68,009 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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Edward Norton was so desperate to star in this movie that he took a pay cut, stating in an interview that he "actually got paid half what I usually make". See more »

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When Brady wakes Bill up to show him his new haircut and have him visit his mother, Bill's hair is unkempt. When the shot goes back to Bill his hair is magically brushed. See more »

Quotes

Bolger: Do you believe in a higher power?
Brady Kincaid: Yea, I do. I do. It's the only way to make sense of all this. Otherwise, it's just pure fucking chaos.
Bolger: Like where we is created by him and he judges what we do?
Brady Kincaid: Well, I think it's more like... like parallel lines.
Bolger: Parallel lines?
Brady Kincaid: You know, like two lines go on and on forever and don't ever touch?
Bolger: Yea.
Brady Kincaid: 'Cept, they don't actually exist in nature. And man can't create true parallel. It's just more of a concept... Well that concept, that perfection, we know it ...
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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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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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