Pinhole Movie Reviews

Greenberg by Thomas
August 28, 2013, 3:02 am
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Ben Stiller is an introverted, slightly disturbed ex-rocker who agrees to house sit for his bourgeois brother, then gets involved with his bro’s much younger, unreasonably attractive assistant Greta Gerwig.  Neither of these two misfits want to depend on the other, which generates a kind of adolescent awkwardness in the relationship.  There’s an obvious sense of melancholy – it is a character study by Noah Baumbach after all – but that’s tempered with subtle humor and a sense of naturalism.  The city is a character too: if The Squid and the Whale was an homage to Brooklyn, Greenberg is a bored and vaguely pissed off drunk dial to L.A..  Worth checking out.




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