Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Ben Stiller goes slumming with a squid and a whale to flex his serious acting chops. It's like he never missed a beat since Permanent Midnight. A movie by Noah Baumbach is never going to be about plot. Its going to be about the characters. And Stiller hitched himself to the right wagon.

The movie isn't without it's flaws. I consider myself an open minded person who enjoys things that don't really fall into the category known as "Run of the Mill". But to say that middle America would enjoy this movie would be giving them too much credit. To illustrate my point, a grandma with a walker left about 20 minutes into the movie.

Baumbach is known for his tales of the educated elite. He made one of my all time favorite movies (Kicking and Screaming). But that was a wonderful gem discovered one night on Cinemax (yeah they have vangard stuff as well as their skin flicks). This movie does ask a lot of you. The story revolves around a self centered a$$face. Movie Mole and I discussed if Greenberg actually learns anything by the end of the movie. I'd say it could go either way, but does have a positive spin.

It's worth it to see the movie for Ben Stiller alone. When's the last time you could say that.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you buy it?

Would you rent it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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