Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Starring: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig , Rhys Ifans and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Story: Roger Greenberg, single, fortyish and at a crossroads in his life, finds himself in Los Angeles, house-sitting for six weeks for his more successful/married-with-children brother. In search of a place to restart his life, Greenberg tries to reconnect with old friends including his former bandmate Ivan. But old friends aren't necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself spending more and more time with his brother's personal assistant Florence, an aspiring singer and also something of a lost soul. Despite his best attempts not to be drawn in, Greenberg and Florence manage to forge a connection, and Greenberg realizes he may at last have found a reason to be happy. (Focus Features)

Rated: R for some strong sexuality, drug use and language

Bottom Line: It’s pretty shocking that a movie about two people struggling in life can be so darn entertaining. It’s simple and complex, silly and serious, understated and a bit overdone…but it all worked out and made for an interesting look in to the life of a neurotic.

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