Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trailer for 'Leaves of Grass'

I have just found a trailer for the upcoming dark comedy Leaves of Grass. The film is written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, who also has a supporting role in the film. Nelson's acting resume is quite impressive, having appeared in films such as Minority Report, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and The Good Girl, but he has shown signs of being a talented director as well.

That being said, it still looks like this film is going to belong to the terrific Edward Norton who plays two identical twin brothers. As of right now, the film hasn't been reviewed by many, but Alex Billington over at First Showing has posted his positive review of the film and Roger Ebert even went as far to call it a "sweet, wacky masterpiece." 

The film is set to be released on Christmas Day and if these positive reviews keep coming in, this could be a curveball thrown into the Awards season, particularly for Norton's "performance(s)."  



6 comments:

Univarn said...

It'll be interesting to see how this turns out. There's not much Oscar buzz being shot out for the film, and press for it has been even weaker. I would like to see Norton get the Oscar he earned over 13 years ago that was stolen from him in favor of... Cuba Gooding Jr.

Danny King said...

@ Univarn: Norton definitely should have won the Oscar for his performance in Primal Fear, it was an utterly compelling performance.

And I have been surprised as well how little this film has been marketed. We'll see if it picks up in the coming weeks because it's going to need some amount of press in order to contend for some nominations.

Jeff Antoni said...

YEAH ORTON SHOULD HAVE WON THE OSCAR THANK YOU UNIVARN. ORTON IS THE GREATEST ACTOR OF ALL TIME AND HE DESERVE AN OSCAR. LEAVES OF GRASS BABY. YEAH I FOUND TRAILER

James D. said...

Oh wow. I remember adding this to my Netflix queue to keep track of it but hadn't heard anything about it. Looks very interesting. It is a shame Norton does not work as vigorously as he used to.

Anonymous said...

ADD NORTON TO BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE CONTENTION

Danny King said...

@ James D.: I agree, it makes you appreciate how good of an actor he really is because you wish he was in more films.

@ Anon: I'll be updating them tonight, most likely adding Norton and moving Amelia way down if not taking it off the Best Picture list completely.

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