Trailerama: Leaves of Grass

There’s definitely a schizo streak running through this one. Edward Norton plays identical twins. One has managed to get out the holler and become an urbane banker. The other has remained proudly redneck. When he gets into some financial trouble, Ed conspires to get Ed back home. Tim Blake Nelson’s back-to-the-flyover country comedy has its funny moments, and they mostly spring from a patronizing attitude towards blue collar layabouts–just dig that scene with the blacklight. However, the relationship between the rival brothers is almost touching at times. How this curious mix will play is a mystery, but if anybody can make it work, it’s Norton. With Keri Russell.

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