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 mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
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.
After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all... See full summary »
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 »
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
James Murphy: During the party scene which Ivan drags Greenberg to, for a brief few seconds James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem walks across the screen staring at his phone. See more »
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 »
Dear Starbucks, in your attempt to manufacture culture out of fast food coffee you've been surprisingly successful for the most part. The part that isn't covered by 'the most part' sucks.
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Ben Stiller isn't funny when he tries too hard, nor can he be emotionally effective playing an unlikable bum. There I said it! Stiller stars in "Greenberg". He plays the title character named Roger, a washed-up failed musician who watches over his jerk of a brother's house while his brother is on vacation in Vietnam. Greenebrg is so unlikable it's impossible to root for him. It doesn't help that Stiller does "look at me acting" work. The writers don't do a clever job by making it a challenge to like the lead. All they do is butcher the story, making it an absolute mess of simple- shot filmmaking. Stiller falls for his brothers maid played by Greta Gerwig, the most unlikable actress who is so irritating and stupid that I prayed for the worst possible outcome for her pathetic character. "Greenberg" is full of awkwardness. From it's surprising strong, uncomfortable sex scenes to Greenebrg's socially challenged behavior, director Noah Baumbach proves he had no idea what he we was doing with this worthless script. Not only is this film glacially slow, containing a tedious male lead, has no back story, and too long, but it fails at making a story about relationships. The routine relationships in Roger's life are so weak. The black- comedy doesn't work here. All it feels like is thrown out ideas on a script a wanna be writer would create. The story is progressive and never felt like the story was leading towards any big climax or conclusion. "Greenberg" is one of the most terrible movie-going experiences of my life.
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