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Rated R · 107 min. · 2010

Comedy, Drama


Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller), a 41-year-old malcontent, is crashing at his vacationing brother's house in Los Angeles when he strikes up a tentative romance with his brother's young assistant, Florence (Greta Gerwig). Writer-director Noah Baumbach's insightful and funny films are all-too-knowing, prickly run-on sentences that take place in a heightened, talkative version of reality. But in Greenberg, his technique crumbles after the first few scenes as haphazard compositions and a saggy script can't energize the poorly constructed relationship of the central characters or Gerwig's loose performance.


See our full review: Noah Baumbach's <i>Greenberg</i>

Noah Baumbach's Greenberg

Greenberg is a bummer because for the first few scenes of the film, Baumbach seems to be on the verge of making his best film yet, and then it turns into a deeply disappointing flameout. »

Official Site: www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/greenberg
Director: Noah Baumbach
Writer: Noah Baumbach
Producer: Jennifer Jason Leigh and Scott Rudin
Cast: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Messina, Brie Larson and Juno Temple

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