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Old 03-14-09, 04:58 PM
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Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

From Variety:
Director Noah Baumbach has set a trio of thesps to star alongside Ben Stiller in the dramedy "Greenberg" for Focus Features.

Rhys Ifans, Brie Larson and Juno Temple have joined the pic, which Scott Rudin is producing.

Penned by Baumbach, story centers on a New Yorker (Stiller) who moves to Los Angeles to housesit for his brother and figure out his life. He ends up having a relationship with his brother's assistant (Greta Gerwig).

Ifans will play Stiller's best friend, who is going through a divorce. Larson will play Stiller's college-age temptation, and Temple will portray her buddy.

Shooting will begin later this month.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

if baumbach is directing...i'll be watching.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
if baumbach is directing...i'll be watching.
+1

Margot and the Wedding and The Squid and the Whale were two of the nicest surprises of the past 5 years. PLus the soundtrack to Margot and the Wedding was one of the best albums I've heard in the past few years as well.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

Loved The Squid & The Whale, hated Margot at the Wedding.

I still have faith in him, but I'm not expecting as much as I was when I went into 'Margot'.

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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

GRETA GERWIG!

YES!


I'm so over-the-moon happy. Been a fan for ages. Well done Greta!
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

Like Kicking and Screaming and Squid and the Whale, and have been waiting forever to see Stiller do more dramatic work. I'm enticed.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

I'm down for anything Baumbach.

Which movie is the title a play on?

Margot at the Wedding = Pauline at the Beach
The Squid and the Whale = The Mother and the Whore
Conrad & Butler Take a Vacation = Celine & Julie Go Boating
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

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Which movie is the title a play on?
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

Kicking and Screaming easily remains in my all-time top 10 favorite films. i don't think anything Baumbach has done even come close to letting me down (except for his participation in The Life Aquatic... which was an okay film). i even loved the real low-budget High Ball and Mr. Jealousy.

needless to say, i'm thrilled on this. he's getting bigger and bigger actors to play his films.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

Really like Greta Gerwig. This movie looks interesting, but I also loathed Margot at the Wedding...
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

Looks good. Hopefully it's more "Squid" than "Margot".
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

I was able to catch a preview screening on Monday. It hits wide tomorrow, and let me say fans of Baumbach will not be let down, as for those who love Stiller's usual silly fare... not so much, I predict. Check out my review here:
http://indieethos.wordpress.com/2010...eat-projector/
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

local arthouse is getting it tomorrow...already talked to some friends and we should be checking it out this weekend.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

just watched this lovely gem. Some of this rang very true for me personally, so it just made it even better, much like Squid and the Whale. I never saw Margot.

Spoiler:
It's your day. Well, you know what I mean.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

Does this movie give you the same feeling as the last two movies this guy has directed? I've despised his other work, but this trailer looks a lot more interesting than his previous stuff.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

I watched it last night.

Great performances, I liked this film.

I don't know how many people will be willing to enjoy the trip to get where Baumbach was going with this though.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

I have a general loathing for "quirky indie dramas", but I heard some good rumblings about this movie so I gave it a watch last night. Fine performances. Pretty ehh film, but it has its moments. I generally didn't buy a second of what I was watching, up to the climactic party scene which worked beautifully. Easily Stiller's strongest performance to date, miles above anything he's done in countless shithead comedies that have grossed the GNP of Ecuador. Too bad nothing overly worthwhile is surrounding it. 6 out of 10.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

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Does this movie give you the same feeling as the last two movies this guy has directed? I've despised his other work, but this trailer looks a lot more interesting than his previous stuff.
Yeah, this is more of the same. His earlier stuff, like Mr. Jealousy, however, is much lighter.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

Good performances, yes. Greta Gerwig's nice perky nipples, yes.

However, not enough of either to keep my attention. Ben Stiller is too big of a movie star for these kinda roles. I think he did a good job but I was hoping for some more heavy hitting emotion from the other players in the film. I think Baumbach is hit or miss for me. I really liked The Squid and the Whale but this was pretty meh and Kicking & Screaming was only okay for me.
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

I found the un-melodramatic, very real and thus understated nature of the film to be its strong point.

99.X% of films have plenty of heightened reality, exaggerated emotions, actions, and reactions. It's a breath of fresh air to have a film like this, a character study, where the actors are inhabiting real people, in a real world, and the director has something really cool to say with and about it.

I really liked this film. More so after I watched it again.

Spoiler:
The ending was fantastic. "This one's you..." Could not have been more perfect.

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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

I thought this movie was great. Stiller and Gerwig were fantastic. It's definitely not for everyone (and anyone who likes plot driven movies is going to go crazy) but I really enjoyed it. After disliking Margot at the Wedding, it was a nice return to form for Baumbach IMO (I adore The Squid & The Whale).
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Re: Greenberg (Baumbach, 2010): Ben Stiller & Greta Gerwig dramedy

I found the movie good but not great. Stiller was very good but his character was very annoying.
Was not familiar with Gerwig before this but loved her in this.

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