Leaves of Grass is a Coen Brothers rip off that has Edward Norton playing opposite twin brothers, a professor and a marijuana grower, who get involved with some crazy criminal violent activities, some of it funny, most of it not, until someone gets hurt, and then everything gets sombre and reflective and the movie ends. The performances are okay, but none of the dramatic elements really gel. Stealing Walt Whitman’s title, Leaves of Grass, isn’t a good idea either. If you’re going to blatantly rob from one of the greats, you better come close to making something great too. That doesn’t happen here.
Today is Walt Whitman’s birthday.