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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)

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$68,009 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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Brady's TVZ tattoo is a reference to musician Townes Van Zandt. 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 »

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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References The Merchant of Venice (2004) See more »

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Lonely are the Free
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Steve Earle
Published by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. as agent for PWMP Acquisition III, LLC, as administrator for Exile On Jones Street Music (ASCAP)
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A violent, comedic, crime drama character study
16 October 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Edward Norton stars as Bill Kincaid a sensible ivy league philosophy professor who makes a trip home to Oklahoma, and Edward Norton stars as Brady Kincaid, twin brother, a rash hillbilly drug dealer who gets himself mixed up in bad drug deals and murders. "Leaves of Grass" is a dark comedy, crime drama and ultimately character study.

It starts out with a fair amount of comedy. Both brothers are pretty funny in their own way. There are a number of pot jokes which even seem original. The film slows down as it introduces us to all the different characters. Too slow, in my opinion, as we are all anxious to see what crimes the brothers get themselves into. And then those crimes play out with a lot of violence.

The interesting thing about this film as that it really is just a character study at its heart. Norton and writer Tim Blake Nelson do a great job with Bill as he examines who he is and what he really wants out of life. I recommend "Leaves of Grass" to people who like the idea of a philosophical character study played out as a violent, comedic, crime drama.


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