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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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Noah Baumbach

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Jennifer Jason Leigh (story), Noah Baumbach (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Gerwig ... Florence Marr
Koby Rouviere ... Greenberg Boy
Sydney Rouviere ... Greenberg Girl
Chris Messina ... Phillip Greenberg
Susan Traylor ... Carol Greenberg
Merritt Wever ... Gina
Emily Lacy Emily Lacy ... Gallery Band Member
Aaron Wrinkle Aaron Wrinkle ... Gallery Band Member
Heather Lockie Heather Lockie ... Gallery Band Member
Chris Coy ... Guy at Gallery
Ben Stiller ... Roger Greenberg
Zach Chassler Zach Chassler ... Marlon
Mina Badie ... Peggy
Rhys Ifans ... Ivan Schrank
Blair Tefkin Blair Tefkin ... Megan - Beller's Party
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Storyline

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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He's got a lot on his mind.

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greenberg See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,152, 21 March 2010

Gross USA:

$4,234,170

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,153,967
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the actors in this film were first better known as the siblings or children of previously famous entertainment industry professionals: Ben Stiller is the son of comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara; Jennifer Jason Leigh is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow & screenwriter Barbara Turner; Jake Paltrow is the son of director Bruce Paltrow & actress Blythe Danner, and the brother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow; Juno Temple is the daughter of director Julien Temple; Dave Franco is the brother of actor James Franco; Max Hoffman is the son of actor Dustin Hoffman; Zosia Mamet is the daughter of writer David Mamet & actress Lindsay Crouse. See more »

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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 »

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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Well done, but too mean spirited, and Ben Stiller is awfully hard to take.
14 June 2011 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's 26, personal assistant to an L.A. family who's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh out of an asylum, to stay at the house. He's Roger, a carpenter, 40, gone from L.A. for 15 years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family dog. He's also connecting with ex-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?

I have many a mixed thoughts on this project from Stiller. It never bored me; I was always intrigued, and didn't really regret anything. What I didn't get off of is the way Stiller treated his friends and other people. I know this was the point, but it really rubbed me the wrong way. Its style is offbeat and it works well, but its mean style just didn't come to my liking. Ben Stiller is very convincing in his role, but his character was a little too harsh, I understand that was the point, but he really rubbed me the wrong way with how he treated everyone. There's a fine line between being a kid, and growing up, he's bordering that fine line.

Bottom line. It's a decent attempt by Stiller to do something different. It has it's flaws, but for the most part the attempt is admirable. Worth a look

6 ½ 10


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