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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…
Tricky to say. It had sincere and touching moments as well as moments of stupidity... but all in all It's fairly unremarkable.
If there is one actor who can carry two lead roles in the same film, Edward Norton is that actor. For the fans that frequent Fight Club, they are aware of Norton’s theatrical prowess and uncanny ability to remain interesting in multiple roles. Leaves Of Grass supplies Norton with an empty canvas to continue his illustrious career.
In an earlier review for Tenderness, I discussed the making of indie films and how, even though they appear to hold little weight in regards to an actor’s film career, they can potentially leave black marks on an actor’s credibility. Say, for instance, they fail to deliver in an indie film, the fact that they can not carry a small time film leaves…
I liked it a lot. Norton was great as always, especially as Brady, the southern twin. It's a very strange movie, and some parts of it I loved while others were a little slow, but as a whole it was definitely worth a watch. Don't go in expecting any major feelings one way or the other, but I think it'd be hard not to find enjoyment one way or another in Leaves of Grass.
Leaves of Grass is that film that comes around, maybe only once or twice a year, that I really feel sorry for. Even if I didn't like the movie ultimately I would have pity for such a project that tried to do something just a little different. Here is a film by the character actor and sometimes director Tim Blake Nelson, who you may have seen in O'Brother Where Art Thou (you'll know him when you hear him and maybe see him) or possibly behind the camera (the 2001 movie 'O' which is highly underrated). It stars Edward Norton. And also Edward Norton. One of the Edward Norton's isn't quite like the other, even though they're identical twins, one of whom hides his Oklahoma accent. See what they did there?
I enjoyed "Leaves of Grass" for awhile, until writer/director Tim Blake Nelson, who also has a supporting role in the film as a hillbilly pothead, tired me out with his insistence on pushing the film into directions it just didn't make sense for it to go.
Edward Norton is immensely enjoyable as a pair of twin brothers, one an intellectual from the city, the other a country bumpkin with a major marijuana operation, who are reunited after the country brother fakes his death to persuade the other to visit home (a home he has shunned) and then drags him unwillingly into a shady scheme involving some other drug dealers once he gets him down there. There was plenty of interesting…
There's no such thing as a bad movie with Ed Norton.
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.
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