Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
Leaves of Grass
Drugs, Murder, and Brotherly Love.
An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
I'm in a state of shock right now. I... this movie... I... I need some capital letters stream of consciousness up ins:
SO THERE'S TWO EDWARD NORTONS, ONE THAT COLLEGE GIRLS WANT TO FUCK WITH LATIN, AND THE OTHER ONE THAT'S FORREST GUMP MIXED WITH NIC CAGE FROM DRIVE ANGRY AND ALSO HIGH ALL THE TIME AND THEN SOME REALLY WEIRD SHIT HAPPENS AND YOU CANT TELL IF ANY OF THE LAUGHS ARE INTENTIONAL OR NOT AND ITS KINDA AWFUL AND KINDA GENIUS AND AT SOME POINT EDWARD NORTON MAKES THIS FACE WHEN HE GETS HIGH AND OH MY GOD
Okay that sums it up. I have no idea how good this movie is, but fuck me it's an experience.
Enjoyable. Double Ed Norton is no bad thing.
I was asked to watch this by a friend of mine, who didn't exactly know whether he liked it or not. And I understand completely why he feels that way, because while Leaves of Grass is a pretty uneven film with some majorly over-the-top moments it's still not a bad movie by any means.
Edward Norton's double performance as two very different twin brothers is very good, and the rest of the cast put in good performances as well, that's not the issue. Neither is Tim Blake Nelson's direction, that's a guy I like, and he also star in the film.
However, the story is a bit too outlandish and there's too much going on that don't really lead anywhere in the end. The pacing could also be better, as I found myself bored in some parts of it. In the end the whole thing is slightly forgettable, despite the overall good performances. It's a decent watch, but nothing special.
Having two Edward Norton's in a film intrigued me to watch this as he is an awesome actor.
Tim Blake Nelson does a great job in directing, it's just a shame that it went OTT in the last 20mins.
Very quirky and worth watching once but will be forgotten.
Leaves of Grass directed by Tim Black Nelson. Starring Edward Norton, Richard Dreyfuss and Tim Black Nelson.
Good film with charm of simplistic tone put into it. At the very moment it digs out sinister truth in a lovely laid-out background of Southeastern of Oklahoma.
During watching this film, which is full of excellent performance from Edward Norton----I could recall 'Winter's Bone' (which entertained me similarly).
Leaves of Grass is an uncertain movie. It's a dark comedy that isn't always successful at balancing between the dark and the comic. It's a movie full of clashes of culture and beliefs and the results are usually violent. Surprisingly violent really.
At times this movie plays like a straight comedy and at others it's a thriller and at others it's a drama. And it seems at times to be going in all directions at once leading to a very uneven viewing experience. Thankfully it has Edward Norton at its centre, and he keeps it from going completely off course.
Playing twin brothers Norton's performances are both solid, but as the fish out of water philosophy professor Bill he is…
A great Edward Norton!
Not a good ending, though.
Stuffy Professor Bill Kincaid lives his life in the world of academia, specifically classical philosophy. So it’s perhaps no surprise that he no longer talks to his identical twin brother Brady who makes a living growing weed in their home town in rural Oklahoma. So it takes a lie of colossal proportions for Brady to get his brother to visit so that he can lure him into a plot which uses their likeness to create an alibi for a far greater crime than selling pot.
Written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson Leaves of Grass is a somewhat peculiar confection. It has a light tone and some amusing dialogue and characters but also some brutal and bloody violence, which conceptually…
Well, definitely not a movie for long reviews. Leaves of Grass is kind of a Coen brother film gone wrong. Real wrong. Possibly the worst thing I've seen Edward Norton in.
It has its ups and downs, but believe me when I say that the downs go pretty low.
Don't go in expecting anything as good as Pineapple Express.
I don't remember this movie, I think it hadd to do with selling weed and Edward Norton plays a set of twins.
I'm not exactly sure what the point of this movie is, but it isn't exactly boring either.
An American movie written and directed by, and featuring, Tim Blake Nelson, and starring Edward Norton, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey and Keri Russell.
Introduction to the story starts with Bill Kincaid (Edward Norton) while he is lecturing his class at Brown University about Plato's Socratic dialogues. At the same time, Bill's identical twin brother Brady Kincaid (also played by Edward Norton) is living in Oklahoma, growing and selling hydroponic marijuana. Brady is under pressure from local drug lord Pug Rothbaum (Richard Dreyfuss)to expand his sales. Despite needing money to repay a debt to Rothbaum, Brady refuses… is that a smart decision?
I know that this movie will split the critics, but that should be expected – it is…
The strange relationship of life and death is comically portrayed in this darkly lit and often overlooked southern tale. Lead performer Edward Norton methodically adapts into two separate beings of polar personalities, while conveying to viewers the similarities in all humans. Supporting actors follow in tow to further convince their audience of our dual protagonists, and the different life philosophies they represent.
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.
Off-kilter farce which isn't as humorous as it intends to be, but has its moments.
Well performed dramedy about academia, drug dealing and the rejection of intrinsic identity. May not be the strongest film in the world, but it has plenty to offer in its interesting narrative and well-crafted characters, that could do with more a light on 'em.
The term 'independent movie' doesn't mean anything at this point really, and is certainly not a particular genre. Most of…
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