Friday, 9 July 2010

At The Pictures: Greenberg

So last night I saw Greenberg, the latest film from Noah Baumbech or whatever he’s called. It stars Ben Stiller as the titular Roger Greenberg who retuns to his native LA following an exile in New York, and some kind of unspecified psychological breakdown inducing hospital stay. He hangs out with his brother’s PA, and meets up with his old band mate. All three central performances are pretty great, some of the best work I’ve seen from Stiller and Rhys Ifans. I’d not seen the girl in anything else but she was also great. Like a less hot less annoying Zoeey Deschanel. They’ve all got various issues and problems, and the plot doesn’t really go anywhere – the pet dog’s ongoing illness is the only narrative arc really, but it’s still engaging throughout and occasionally funny. I particularly enjoyed Greenberg’s ranty letters. The Mayor of New York, the airline company, a taxi firm, and Pakistan all fall foul of his poison pen. It’s not really a comedy though, just East Coast anxieties moved to sunny LA.

7 comments:

  1. 人生像一杯茶,若一飲而盡,會提早見到杯底.......................................................

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  2. 覺得自己能不能做到,其實只在一念之間。.......................................................

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  3. 當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

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  4. 人應該做自己認為對的事,而不是一味跟著群眾的建議走。..................................................

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