MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 621 this week

Greenberg (2010)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 24,993 users   Metascore: 76/100
Reviews: 144 user | 233 critic | 39 from Metacritic.com

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 25 Dec 2010
 
a list of 45 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 01 Mar 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Greenberg" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Greenberg (2010)

Greenberg (2010) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Greenberg.

User Polls

2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Flora Cross
Frances Ha (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Following graduation, a handful of college students do nothing and talk about it wittily.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Josh Hamilton, Eric Stoltz, Samuel Gould
Mr. Jealousy (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lester is an occasional substitute teacher and he's very jealous. He is jealous about the last boyfriend of Lester's slightly wacky current partner Ramona - arrogant best-selling author ... See full summary »

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Eric Stoltz, Annabella Sciorra, Chris Eigeman
Highball (1997)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A newly married couple try to build their social life.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Justine Bateman, Noah Baumbach, Peter Bogdanovich
Art House (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Victor Fanucchi
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Chris Beier, Iggy Pop
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Reeling from her husband's affair, Rose collides with a marooned teenager in a boarded-up Delaware beach town.

Director: Alison Bagnall
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Olly Alexander, Eleonore Hendricks
Lola Versus (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Dumped by her boyfriend just three weeks before their wedding, Lola enlists her close friends for a series of adventures she hopes will help her come to terms with approaching 30 as a single woman.

Director: Daryl Wein
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister Jones, Hamish Linklater
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An uptight documentarian and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two strangers' paths crisscross as they make their way toward Canada.

Director: Rod Webber
Stars: Rod Webber, Greta Gerwig, Joseph James Bellamy
Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig, Heather Lind
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Greenberg Boy
...
Greenberg Girl
...
...
...
Emily Lacy ...
Gallery Band Member
Aaron Wrinkle ...
Gallery Band Member
Heather Lockie ...
Gallery Band Member
...
Guy at Gallery
...
Zach Chassler ...
Marlon
...
Peggy
...
Blair Tefkin ...
Megan - Beller's Party
Edit

Storyline

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's got a lot on his mind.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, drug use, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 2010 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Den skeftomai, ara yparho  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£118,804 (UK) (11 June 2010)

Gross:

£283,806 (UK) (18 June 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A poster of the band Prinzhorn Dance School can be seen on the wall where Greenberg hangs the drawing made by Florence' niece. It's a reference to LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, who was responsible for the soundtrack. Murphy is the boss of the DFA record label, who released the 'Prinzhorn Dance School' album. See more »

Goofs

The clothes worn by Greenberg, Florence and Ivan in some scenes include sweaters and jackets that would normally be too warm for Los Angeles, especially when some other characters are wearing swimming gear. See more »

Quotes

Roger Greenberg: It's the harder, more painful decision to stay free but that's what adulthood is.
See more »

Connections

References Wall Street (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Wonderful Subdivision
Written by Mike Doskocil (as Doskocil), Jim Broyles (as Broyles) & Christopher Otazo (as Otazo)
Performed by Drunks With Guns
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Greenberg is IT, Noah Baumbach does it again and three cheers to Ben Stiller for letting go of 'kewl'

Noah Baumbach has been known to combined off-putting and painfully real with comedy in the world of the 80's teen, 1960's born, neurotic, indie loving, damaged, scared therefore held back in 'societies eyes' person whom is now in their forties and always seems high because they're so neurotic. Doing this well as based on his own experiences and life on this earth as 'The squid and the whale' and especially 'Margot at the wedding' (One of his best and most original efforts) showed us and with the inspiration of Jon Brion coated movies like 'Punch-drunk love' and 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' Noah Baumbach has made a painfully real and awkward but surprisingly sweet, accessible and most detailed movie about not knowing when it's time to change as time moves unnoticeable fast.

Roger Greenberg essentially reminds me of myself, as when things don't go my way and it's my fault expect others to notice and help me, or I freak out. Roger also wipes his nose with his hand when nervous or intimated Through-out all his movies, Noah knows exactly how to pin-point jealously and insecurities of the neurotic. With this, Ben Stiller strips himself of his normal mainstream straight guy 'Meet The Parents' routine and give us his actual geeky, uncomfortably weird, held back, extremely passive aggressive, frustrated, pretentious inner-self, and for most of 'Greenberg' I forgot you were Ben Stiller, Ben Stiller…… excellent.

Though 'Greenberg' takes a more accessible and familiar, less off-putting approach, not to say 'Greenberg' isn't extremely awkward at times, there are none-the-less, slight glimpses of Noah's other films in 'Greenberg' that obviously give an edge to the other oddball romantic misanthrope movies I munched and maybe fun for Noah experts to notice. Greenberg sometimes comes off as an indie parody, as some may see it like that, but I think that works in a way as Greenberg is essentially a parody of himself, as he sort of believes at times like many, that having an irate opinion and being pretentious has any sort of merit or distinguishing qualities, when really it's just rude. Greenberg is the person who can't find fault in himself, who walks all over people who are too shy to say something, who doesn't realize he's jumping on everyone for nothing and that's why some people don't like him, but at the same time you can't help to but feel sorry for Greenberg because he's trapped in his brain like many of us and like many of us were the ones who are too shy to say something, and if we'd just relax things, would be better.

'Greenberg' successfully flipped the mirror on a generation of two decades (The 90s and 00s) of pretentious, underground loving, mainstream shoving bohemians that just because your seen as unique, doesn't make you any different from anyone who pushes people away and excludes others for not seeing their way.


9 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A lot of people really don't 'get it'... chaosclockswatermelons
Do older people like this film... eye_spy_on_you
I didn't like this movie so I didn't 'get it'? Please. DoubleDeuce
Greenberg's Rant at the Party proppanuts
I went to summer camp with Ben and my last name is Greenberg ddjgg123
Awkward sex.... Amac23
Discuss Greenberg (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?