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Leaves of Grass (2009)

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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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Anne Greenstein
Kent Jude Bernard ...
Philosophy Student
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Maggie Harmon
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Shaver
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Waddell
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Big Joe Sharpe
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Sharon
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Professor Sorenson
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Professor Levy
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Ken Feinman
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Suzie Feinman
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The lives of a set of 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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Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Escroc(s) en herbe  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,987, 19 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$68,009, 10 October 2010
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Bill asks the rabbi what this all means. She responds that we need to "repair the world." This is a direct translation of the Hebrew term Tikkun Olam which is a central concept of Judaism, to do what can be done to repair or fix the world. See more »

Goofs

(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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Illegal Smile
Written by John Prine
Performed by John Prine
Published by Walden Music o/b/o itself and Sour Grapes (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Funny but has some very implausible scenes
17 September 2009 | by 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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