Greenberg (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 March 2010 (USA)
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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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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 ...
Blair Tefkin ...
Megan - Beller's Party


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 <>

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He's got a lot on his mind.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den skeftomai, ara yparho  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


£283,806 (UK) (18 June 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the party/coke scene two hipsters take off Duran Duran and put on the Drunks With Guns song "Wonderful Subdivision" - and though the contract said the film would use "up to 40 seconds of the song" in the final edit only the first 4 measures of the drum intro are used, making it one of film's most expensive ($6000) "throw away" song edits. The DWG were probably St Louis' most infamous 1980's post punk band, lead by known felon & admitted misanthrope Mike Doskocil. See more »


Florence Marr: Hurt people hurt people.
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References Grey Gardens (2009) See more »


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Written by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin
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If your family name is Greenberg, you should take part in a class action lawsuit
29 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Falling prey to the Jewish sounding title (should have learned a lesson from "Zohan" or "Royal Tenenbaums"), I saw this film in a cinema with many other like minded tribe members. Had the film been called Roger, I would guess that there would have been two people in the theater. What a total waste of movie making resources. This film was painful to watch. I cannot find one aspect of this movie with any redeeming quality. The script was weak, the story line implausible, the characters shallow and limp (save the British friend), the cinematography dreary, the sex scenes made procreation seem like a crime against humanity, acting miserable. There were two or three funny lines (you guessed it, if you have seen the trailers, you got all of them). The only positive thing to come out of this film - I am starting an organization called "Friends Tell Friends When A Movie Stinks". It highlights the importance of helping humanity avoid the pain and suffering that occurs during and after watching a film such as this. If you see a flop, spread the news.

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