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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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Tim Blake Nelson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Norton ... Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid
Lucy DeVito ... Anne Greenstein
Kent Jude Bernard Kent Jude Bernard ... Philosophy Student
Amelia Campbell ... Maggie Harmon
Tim Blake Nelson ... Bolger
Randal Reeder ... Shaver
Leo Fabian Leo Fabian ... Waddell
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Big Joe Sharpe
Tina Parker ... Sharon
Susan Sarandon ... Daisy
Ty Burrell ... Professor Sorenson
Lee Wilkof ... Professor Levy
Melanie Lynskey ... Colleen
Josh Pais ... Ken Feinman
Lisa Benavides-Nelson Lisa Benavides-Nelson ... Suzie Feinman
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Tim Blake Nelson wrote the screenplay with Edward Norton in mind to play the roles of the twin main characters, saying "there would have been no second choice" if Norton had said no. See more »

Goofs

When Brady goes to sleep in the waterbed with the black light on he is fully dressed. When he wakes up, he's in a t-shirt and boxer shorts. 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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Connections

References American History X (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Rex's Blues
Written by Townes van Zandt
Performed by Townes van Zandt
Published by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. as agent for JTVZ Music (ASCASP) / EMI U Catalog, Inc (ASCAP) / Katie Belle Music (ASCAP) / Will Van Zandt Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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Good work from Norton
2 November 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Bill Kincaid (Edward Norton) is a classics professor at Brown University. Bill's identical twin Brady is growing weed in Oklahoma. Local drug lord Pug Rothbaum (Richard Dreyfuss) is pressuring him to sell his business. Colleen is Brady's pregnant girlfriend (Melanie Lynskey). Daisy (Susan Sarandon) is their mother. Bill returns home after being told that Brady is killed. Brady isn't actually dead and he want Bill to be his decoy. Bill is unwilling until Brady's friend Janet (Keri Russell) shows up.

Edward Norton does a relatively good job at the duo role acting. However the movie is not nearly good enough. It wants to be funny wacky caper but it never gets truly funny. There is a dark unlikeable edge to both characters. I actually dislike the professor character more the weed growing brother. Keri Russell has limited chemistry and the darker turns are done too carelessly by director/writer/actor Tim Blake Nelson.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leaves of Grass See more »

Filming Locations:

Plain Dealing, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,987, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$70,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,034,214
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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