Excerpt: Noah Baumbach made a bit of a splash with his excellent 2005 feature The Squid and the Whale, which was steeped in his own family history, and darkly funny, but never shying away from pain or truth. Everything seemed to click on this movie. Unfortunatel
Excerpt: In 'Greenberg,' writer-director Noah Baumbach ('The Squid and the Whale,' 'Margot at the Wedding') takes his brand of indie filmmaking out of New York and ventures west. His latest feature stars a pared-down Ben Stiller in the titular role of Roger Gree
Excerpt: Ok, so I’m not sure what to think about Ben Stiller’s Greenberg. On the one hand I think it’s Stiller’s best film to date – but that’s not saying anything much when you realise that I don’t like any of his previous films.
Conclusion: Like a lot of human relationships Greenberg is complicated, infuriating, good-hearted, funny, often painful, and well worth the effort. A sad little movie but also a great one, lit by two astonishing central performances.
Excerpt: "Greenberg" is a guy who is annoying and weird, so aloof that you may question his mental state. At the beginning, you empathise with the man, but this doesn't last long, as you become bored by his antics and frustrated by his social encumbrance.
Excerpt: Bijzondere rol van Ben Stiller als een zeldzaam egoïstische man die weigert te bekennen dat zijn leven niet is geworden wat hij had gehoopt. Roger Greenberg is aan het bijkomen van een zenuwinzinking en mag een tijdje op het huis en de hond van zijn broer passen.