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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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1 April 2010 (Germany)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£118,804 (UK) (11 June 2010)

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£283,806 (UK) (18 June 2010)
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In the early drafts of the screenplay Greenberg was initially written as a guy in his early 30s. Inspired by the idea of casting Ben Stiller, Noah Baumbach and Jennifer Jason Leigh rewrote the entire script and made Greenberg 40 turning 41. 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 »

Quotes

Roger Greenberg: I'll take you to it.
Florence Marr: How's that gonna work? Am I going to drive you to take me?
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References Fast & Furious (2009) See more »

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It's A Wonderful Subdivision
Written by Mike Doskocil (as Doskocil), Jim Broyles (as Broyles) & Christopher Otazo (as Otazo)
Performed by Drunks With Guns
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Wobbly plot and unconvincing direction despite two great leads
2 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Greenberg (2010)

I've come to like Ben Stiller a lot, but here the movie just struggles and falls very flat. That's the long and short of it.

Except that is for Greta Gerwig. I've also come to really like her, and she makes the movie. She lifts it out of some kind of needlessness—the plot fizzles, Stiller plays out his contrived role without much conviction, but Gerwig make subtle and warm and interesting every scene she's in.

So, along those lines, I highly highly recommend "Frances Ha," which makes the most of Gerwig (and which is a good, offbeat, indie film in every way). Here, in a Hollywood mainstream effort, there seems to be a formula comedy that just went wrong on page three. These kinds of films depend on a conflict of two main characters who, of course, should really be in love, based on the screwball formula of the 1930s. That takes a lot of fierce energy and a terrific script. We get neither here. As they tone things down to be somewhat believable (and even serious underneath) they lose the humor. And the plot, and dialog, don't hold up on their own.

Sad. I feel bad for Gerwig most of all…a breakthrough moment that just ended up breaking. Oddly, the writing is partly by Jennifer Jason Leigh, and I wonder if this was a script that made it to the screen based on her name. Sounded good as a pitch, no doubt, but then? Don't do it.


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