A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.
A kids show host, Rainbow Randolph, is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the business of kids television isn't all child's play.
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 wakes Bill up to show him his new haircut and have him visit his mother, Bill's hair is unkempt. When the shot goes back to Bill his hair is magically brushed. 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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Fat Man in the Bathtub
Written by Lowell George
Performed by Little Feat
Published by Naked Snake Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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I really enjoyed this film and think that it will only get better with multiple viewings. The story is not as some reviewers stated dull and boring(if you expect a typical stoner film maybe you would find it slow & unfunny) the film moves at a sedate pace but never feels like it drags, the humour is often gentle or subtle. Ed Norton delivers a stunning performance as the twin brothers, within minutes of watching you forget they're played by one person(this is helped by the fact that there are no scenes that look fake or CGI'd)
The film uses philosophy quotes a lot to explain character motives or personalities and it could have seemed contrived but the director/writer has made it such an integral part of the film that without the quotes and passages the film would be hollow and not have the depth or be as touching and thought provoking as it is.
If you get a chance to see this film, do so, you won't be disappointed(but go into it with an open mind and don't expect slap stick fart gags)
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