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Greenberg (2010)

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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.

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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>

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

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26 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$118,152 (USA) (19 March 2010)

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$4,216,789 (USA) (21 May 2010)
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Dave Franco and Brie Larson starred in another movie together, 2012's hit comedy '21 Jump Street.' See more »

Goofs

During the "teenage party", Greenberg decides to change the music on the CD player and inserts "Rio" by Duran Duran. He only presses three times the "next song" button and should therefore reach the song #4 ("Hungry Like The Wolf"). Instead, it is "The Chauffeur" (song #9 on the CD) that can be heard, to everybody's dismay. See more »

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Florence Marr: You like old things.
Roger Greenberg: A shrink said to me once that I have trouble living in the present, so I linger on the past because I felt like I never really lived it in the first place, you know?
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References Patterson-Gimlin Film (1967) See more »

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Don't Follow Me
Written and Produced by James Murphy
Performed by James Murphy, Pat Mahoney, and Jason Disu
Courtesy of DFA Records/EMI Records Ltd.
James Murphy appears courtesy of DFA Records/EMI Records Ltd.
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Whiny, Boring, Whiny, Boring (repeat)...
8 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A serious warning, if you are on anti-depressants, do not watch this movie.

Gave up after 1 hour into this "movie", ejected the DVD and snapped it in half, and then into fourths, just to make sure I never accidentally start to watch this awful waste of life movie again. Roger (Ben Stiller) and Florence (Greta Gerwig) are two annoying whiny wishy-washy people that alternate between intercourse and arguing without rhyme or reason, and I simply could not bear another scene of these two whiners that began around the 60 minute mark.

Reminds me of a SNL skit "The Whiners", which was kinda funny for the first minute of the sketch, but then got old real quick. This movie seems to last 4 hours but has a runtime of 107 minutes, and I only watched the first 60...

I am now officially adding Ben Stiller to my list of never watch a movie with them starring again, which includes Adam Sandler, Will Ferrel, Eddie Murphy, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Jessica Alba, and Jim Carrey. Eight of the least interesting, least funny, and least watchable actors on the planet.

Graphic designer Milton Glaser has a great quote about healthy vs toxic friendships:

"There is a test to determine whether someone is toxic or nourishing in your relationship with them. Here is the test: You have spent some time with this person, either you have a drink or go for dinner or you go to a ball game. It doesn't matter very much but at the end of that time you observe whether you are more energized or less energized. Whether you are tired or whether you are exhilarated. If you are more tired then you have been poisoned. If you have more energy you have been nourished."

With this in mind, Roger Greenberg (aka Ben Stiller), take a hike, you are poison, and I never want to see you again.


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