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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kent Jude Bernard ...
Professor Sorenson


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escroc(s) en herbe  »

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Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


(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 »


Bill Kincaid: [Janet has just caught a monster catfish with her forearm through its mouth, called "noodling"] You have a spiritual objection to monofilament?
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Faithful and True
Written by Richard Myhill
Published by KPM APM (ASCAP)
Courtesy of APM
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10 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A quirky comedy-crime drama morph without the over-the-top acting and scenarios common to Quentin's films.

Everything is understated in this film, so much so that it becomes the one drawback that makes the crimes hard to believe. At the same time, it does create surprises and make the film as a whole funnier and more emotionally moving in a lot of ways.

Norton and the visual effects, editing, and makeup people pull off an absolutely seamless transition between the two roles he plays. If you don't know in advance, as I didn't, you start to wonder if they were up to the same tricks used in Benjamin Button or if they had a look-alike playing the role.

Finally, the film benefits from a lot of great supporting acting, both the big name actors and small, that keeps the film real even when it starts getting surreal.

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