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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
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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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17 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,987 (USA) (19 September 2010)

Gross:

$68,009 (USA) (10 October 2010)
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Lindsay Lohan auditioned for a role. 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 »

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Rabbi Zimmerman: We are animals, Professor Kincaid... with brains that trick us into thinking we aren't.
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Sweet Revenge
Written by John Prine
Performed by John Prine
Published by Cotillion Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Best Regional American Film Since Fargo?
10 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never saw this one coming... Set in contemporary Oklahoma, "Leaves of Grass" is a safe bet for finest film in Oklahoma history. Edward Norton delivers an outstanding performance, guided by a superb screenplay from director Tim Blake Nelson. Richard Dreyfuss and Keri Russell bolster a strong supporting cast. The script is noteworthy for its verisimilitude on a wild range of subjects from Socrates to hydroponic marijuana production. "Leaves of Grass" is a profoundly intelligent film made with genuine philosophical insight and laser sharp wit. If you go into this film expecting a stereotypical pot comedy, you're in for a shock. The pacing of the film is excellent, tightening the screws until you're on the edge of your seat. In fact, it's spectacularly tough to write a spoiler-free review of "Leaves of Grass". Ultimately, Norton and Nelson deliver a film that would make the Coen Brothers proud.


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