What's interesting about American reactions (professional and amateur) to Norton's recent projects (this and Stone also) are claims that their plots didn't "make sense". (A similar opinion was expressed in a Times article for Stone). Those estimations miss the point. These two films are character studies, charged with philosophical content--low, I concede, but seemingly still too much for the average US viewer.
Shockingly violent in parts considering how light hearted the film is supposed to be. makes me realize how much imiss edward norton in films he should work more. Usually even if i don't like the film i still enjoy him in it
My entire review is found here: http://niklasblog.com/?p=5004 -- I liked this film about two twin brothers, played by Edward Norton. They're very different: one grows pot in his Oklahoma home and the other wants to attain more and more academic prowess. The first concocts hare-brained get rich schemes while the other drinks tea with scholars and speaks - when he has to - about his "eccentric" family.