Monday, March 10, 2014

Greenberg (2010)

Director: Noah Baumbach
Writers:  Jennifer Jason Leigh, Naoh Baumbach
 Cast:     Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Ben Stiller plays Roger Greenberg, a failed musician turned carpenter recovering from a nervous breakdown, who comes to live in his brother's house in LA whilst they are on vacation. Greta Gerwig plays Florence, his brother's assistant, an unsexy and awkward girl in her 20s. Something develops between the two of them but don't expect a usual Stiller comedy as it is very dark and the title character is a bit of a prick.

It is really an intelligent character study about some really awkward characters that won't feel misplaced in a Todd Solondz film. Stiller is playing the role of his career and he looked physically also different with his frailness. Baumbach is certainly one to watch out for. 

Rating: 3.5/5