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A Tale Of Two Nortons

"Leaves of Grass" *** (out of four): If the thought of Edward Norton sharing a bong with himself makes you smirk, then you will probably enjoy this silly crime comedy.

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Edward Norton burst onto the scene in 1996 with "Primal Fear," skillfully playing two sides of the same character: a stuttering walking nerve and a revenge-seeking manipulator. He takes on dual roles again in "Leaves of Grass," this time as identical twins who spend much of the film interacting. It's a gimmick, yes, but it can be a strangely effective one - just look at Sam Rockwell's surprisingly stellar "Moon." It works here too, namely because the acting is sharp and the film is proudly off the wall.

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