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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
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 »
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 »
Do you believe in a higher power?
Yea, I do. I do. It's the only way to make sense of all this. Otherwise, it's just pure fucking chaos.
Like where we is created by him and he judges what we do?
Well, I think it's more like... like parallel lines.
You know, like two lines go on and on forever and don't ever touch?
'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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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)
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Good work from Norton
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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