Leaves of Grass
First screened in December 2012
Director: Tim Blake Nelson. Cast: Edward Norton, Tim Blake Nelson, Keri Russell, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey, Josh Pais, Ty Burrell, Lee Wilkof, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Lucy DeVito, Tina Parker, Randal Reeder, Maggie Siff, Richard Dreyfuss. Screenplay: Tim Blake Nelson. Twitter Capsule:
Never transcends the hokey title. Norton repeats old tricks, with low returns. Whole enterprise takes nasty turns.
Smells of a premise that looked solid on paper but revealed its hollowness as early as production. Nelson seizes occasions to condescend to his characters. Vanity-driven and forgettable.