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Greenberg

A young personal assistant (Greta Gerwig of Hannah Takes the Stairs) house-sitting for her vacationing boss finds herself sharing the place with his neurotic brother (Ben Stiller), who's on the mend—or not—from a nervous breakdown. Can love be far behind? In a profile of Stiller for the New York Times, Dennis Lim pointed out that Roger Greenberg is only a concentrated version of the character the comedian plays in nearly every film—arrogant, dyspeptic, self-regarding. He's a little too concentrated, however: when Gerwig goes for him, declaring that she sees his tender side, the development seems like a fond indulgence on the part of writer-director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding). With Rhys Ifans, Mark Duplass, Chris Messina, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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Director:

  • Noah Baumbach

Cast:

  • Ben Stiller
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Rhys Ifans
  • Jennifer Leigh
  • Chris Messina
  • Susan Taylor
  • Merritt Wever
  • Zach Chassler
  • Mina Badie
  • Blair Tefkin
  • Mark Duplass
  • Jake Paltrow
  • Juno Temple
  • Brie Larson

Producers:

  • Scott Rudin
  • Jennifer Leigh
  • Lila Yacoub

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