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      Greenberg

      R Released Mar 19, 2010 1h 47m Comedy Drama Romance List
      77% Tomatometer 175 Reviews 42% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller), a failed musician now making a living as a carpenter in New York, returns to Los Angeles to house-sit for his brother (Chris Messina). He is stranded there -- since he doesn't drive -- until his brother's assistant, Florence (Greta Gerwig), comes to his rescue. She is as much a lost soul as he is, and as the pair begin spending more time together, they form a significant connection -- giving Roger a much-needed reason to be happy. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Greenberg's title character is harder to like than most, but Ben Stiller's nuanced performance and a darkly funny script help take the misanthropic edge off.

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      Deborah Ross The Spectator Greenberg is a fantastically complex part to play, but Stiller's performance is superbly nuanced, convincing and brave. Aug 30, 2018 Full Review Nicolas Rapold Sight & Sound Greenberg is a great spectacle of toxic emotional stasis. Jul 10, 2018 Full Review Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online Greenberg is self-indulgent, boring and very cynical (and not in a good way). The anticlimactic ending doesn't sum up the movie but rather leaves you further frustrated at Greenberg for being a miserable, unlikeable person for no apparent reason. Rated: C- Sep 11, 2017 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review This observant, clever, and at times painfully funny story showcases Stiller’s rarely tapped versatility as an actor, even if his character takes the entire length of the film to warm up to. Rated: 3.5/4 Sep 5, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Unexplainable, yet unforgettable. [Full review in Spanish] Oct 11, 2022 Full Review Stuart McGurk NME (New Musical Express) Baumbach specialises in autobiographical films which are beautiful, tragic and often horribly uncomfortable, and any filmmaker who can squeeze that much emotion out of his audience deserves his due. It's just that it's not that much fun to actually watch. Rated: 3/5 May 19, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      A L The pompous letters of complaint the main character writes to everyone, from Starbucks to a pet taxi company, are amusing. So I kept hoping to feel a growing affection for Greenberg, but ultimately there wasn't a shred of anything to like about his thoroughly unpleasant personality. Nothing made me remotely care what happened to him. Yes I know LA people are a certain way. In which there can be humor. But it gets old quick. At the end I wished I'd checked out after 20 minutes when I first had the urge. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/02/24 Full Review Bryan B Tag line: A movie about nothing that makes fun of LA people. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/03/23 Full Review M R Indy Stillmeister. Not bad. It's your typical indie movie with no real plot just a bunch of people with problems communicating to one another. It's ok. The 'Greenberg' character is interesting and his relationship with Florence drives the film, but it is a little boring. It's watchable though. Rating: 6.5/10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/01/23 Full Review Nick S Rubbish, do not recommend. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/24/23 Full Review Marc Z Ben Stiller actually does a great job in this one. Noah Baumbach has such an unusual way of making people's ordinary lives and dynamics interesting. This is no different. Stiller plays the quirky New York brother of an upper middle class LA man. Stiller, fresh from a mental hospital, housesits while his brother is in Vietnam on vacation. He becomes involved with Florence, played by Greta Gerwig, who is his brother's assistant. She is also unusual in her attraction to this odd, relatively unkind man, but she is really, really likable in this. It is, like all Baumbach's movies a look at relationships and people. Stiller is horrible and great in this all at the same time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Spend 2 hours with a despicable, nihilistic narcissist and watch him be awful to everyone around himself. There is nobody to like in this film. It is a very accurate portrayal of a malignant narcissist underachiever. But that does not make for a good film. Perhaps a director could also do a very accurate portrayal of someone who is cruel to animals. Would you want to watch it? We watched it a little more than halfway through and decided to end the pain by shutting it off. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller), a failed musician now making a living as a carpenter in New York, returns to Los Angeles to house-sit for his brother (Chris Messina). He is stranded there -- since he doesn't drive -- until his brother's assistant, Florence (Greta Gerwig), comes to his rescue. She is as much a lost soul as he is, and as the pair begin spending more time together, they form a significant connection -- giving Roger a much-needed reason to be happy.
      Director
      Noah Baumbach
      Producer
      Scott Rudin, Jennifer Jason Leigh
      Screenwriter
      Noah Baumbach
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      Scott Rudin Productions
      Rating
      R (Language|Drug Use|Some Strong Sexuality)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 19, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 23, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.2M
      Runtime
      1h 47m
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