Summary: I stumbled upon this gem of a movie last night, and today I am grateful that I did. Roger Greenberg is a lost man. He might have been a major rock musician, but that went nowhere, thanks to his own hubris.
Summary: I was under the impression that this would be another wacky Ben Stiller comedy. When I started watching it and learned that Noah Baumbach (who had previously made the excellent 'Margot at the Wedding') was the director, I knew this was going to be a different kind of movie that would probably reveal...
Summary: You know those fleeting, inelegant moments and transitory, almost Seinfeldian scenarios in our lives that, unlike on Seinfeld, we never really talk about, because they betray how clueless and insecure we all are?
Noah Baumbach and a (serious) Ben Stiller combine forces on this character piece.
10 August 2010
Summary: "A shrink said to me once that I have trouble living in the present, so I linger on the past because I felt like I never really lived it in the first place, you know?" Greenberg is a drama about...Greenberg. Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller), to be specific.
Summary: Greenberg is one of those films where you have to say wow, the performance are Oscar worthy, but trying to get through it, you say, oh will it ever end, puleeeese. I wish I could end my review right there, because that says it all, but IMDb requires a certain amount of lines.
I hope this movie isn't a reflextion on reality...
30 June 2010
Summary: I just spent a couple hours struggling through this cinema of confusion. I kept waiting for the film to get better but alas.... it never did. Stiller plays a confused, disillusioned human being and that's exactly what overwhelms this film.
Character study may not be for everyone, but there's much to see
Dan Franzen (dfranzen70), IMDb
19 April 2010
Summary: Greenberg, about a discontented 40 year old who's not at all sure what he's doing with his life, is a provocative slice of life - but it's not for all tastes. It moves slowly and demands extra attention, but even if you're really into the story you might wonder where those 107 minutes went.
Brilliant, Heartwarming Character Study That's Not For Everybody
Eric M. Van (email@example.com), IMDb
1 April 2010
Summary: ... (which, if you've read the other reviews here, you know is a massive understatement). Let's start with the two obvious stumbling blocks to loving this rather astonishingly good and (for some) altogether life-affirming and lovable movie. -- The main character is pretty much a jerk.
Summary: This film was slightly misadvertised. It is not a "funny movie," it is a pseudo-slice of life movie with an eccentric but believable character. It is a comedy in the sense that it is not a tragedy. I enjoyed this film immensely. I found it very cathartic and realistic.
Summary: Greetings again from the darkness. Noah Baumbach wrote and directed the excellent "The Squid and the Whale", and it is with "Greenberg" that he really makes a statement as an independent filmmaker to anticipate. The second gem is always the most elusive.