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Leaves of Grass Pushed to Summer, But That's Not a Bad Thing

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March 31, 2010
Source: Twitter

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Usually when you hear about a film getting pushed back, it's not a good thing. The most recent exception to this presumption is Wall Street 2, which was supposed to be released in April, but was pushed back until September after execs screened the film and realized they had a truly great sequel on their hands worthy of an awards season release. Add another exception to the rule as Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass, an indie starring double Edward Nortons, has been pushed back from its release which was only two days away. However, this is good news according to Norton who just updated his Twitter explaining the delay.

The film has been making the festival run since last year (Alex gave it a very good review when he saw in Toronto), but it looks like its run at SXSW was the source of this new release date push. Norton tweeted:

"Update on [Leaves of Grass]: Very good news, the film has been picked up by a new company and will be given a much wider summer release. Details to come but we're all really happy because now it will likely get to many more cities than just NY and Dallas. This happened very much due to great audience response and reviews and press out of SXSW. So huge thanks to everybody in Austin."

Obviously with Twitter's 140 character limit, that's several updates rolled into one quote, but you get the idea. Roger Ebert called the film "some kind of sweet, wacky masterpiece," and "one of the year's best" in his review, so it sounds like this is a film that deserves to be seen by the largest possible audience and if the trailer is any indication, Edward Norton's dual roles will be a real treat for everyone. For now, we're not exactly sure when the new release date will be, but it's definitely going to be sometime this summer, so we'll let you know when the new release date is officially set! Who's still looking forward to seeing this?

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  • Xerxex
    um...I've already watched it...online. Was that supposed to happen?
  • People's Champ
    I dig Norton alot, but I wasnt dying to see the movie. But that's crazy they pushed it back so close to release. I hope that's true about the Wall Street sequel. Hell yeah!
  • Cody w
    Lol yeah same xerx...thought it was OK. Nortons dual performance was just fantastic though but overall it kind of felt like a mediocre southern Tarantino movie.
  • Zach
    Yeah seen this, GREAT film. One of this years best for sure.
  • solo dolo polo
    This movie was very good.
  • Moon
    The only two spring movies I was anticipating were both moved to later in the year Leaves of Grass, Wall Street 2
  • richard
    Yeah, I saw it, too. I'm stunned it didn't get dumped on DVD.
  • Compared to Sam Rockwell's dual performance in Moon, Norton's was pretty bad. However, I did enjoy this film quite a bit regardless.

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