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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escroc(s) en herbe 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 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 »

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 The Merchant of Venice (2004) See more »

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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.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Thoughtful and funny
27 March 2010 | by andymcc_80See all my reviews

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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