Saturday, April 10, 2010

At the Movies: Greenberg

Check out my review of Greenberg at Crimespree Cinema.
Have a nice weekend.


Anonymous said...

I liked the review a lot, Patti, even though the chances of my ever seeing this movie are only very slightly above zero.

The thing is, even in his best performances I dislike Ben Stiller intensely. To watch him whine for two hours...not going to happen.

Jeff M.

PS - I did like THE SQUID AND THE WHALE a lot, at least partly due to the Brooklyn setting.

pattinase (abbott) said...

The people we saw it with hated him so much, they could barely make it through. So I know what you mean.

Iren said...

I am looking forward to seeing this, I have been a fan of Director Noah Baumbach since his first film Kicking and Screaming (the 1995 film, not the Will Ferrell film)-- I have found as a Gen Xer I identify heavily with films and am glad to see that someone out there is reflecting the life and times of my peer group. Squid and the Whale was great, Margot at the Wedding not so much, but Kicking and Screaming and Mr. Jealousy are both worth checking out.

Erik Donald France said...

Thanks for this review! I loved Squid and the Whale and look forward to catching this ride, Gen X and all.

I love Ben Stiller's father -- remember those "Circles" ads?

As for Generation labels, I'm pretty certain that I'm not a Baby Boomer nor A Gen Xer -- a tweener? I pretty much get both, but claim neither ;->

Todd Mason said...

Well, another slang term for the 1964-1970 set is "buster" (for the bust after the boom), which is the co-hort I'm a part of.

I've heard excerpts from the film on radio interviews, and sounds like it could go either way...I'm not nearly as down on the "kids" half our age as Greenberg is, but even the hip ones I meet often are remarkably uninterested in history, sometimes even the history of their greatest passions.

Anonymous said...

Geezer alert:

Eric, the first thing I remember about Jerry Stiller was the Jewish guy/Catholic girl routines he and his wife Anne Meara did on the old Ed Sullivan show. They also did any number of radio ads together.

And of course he will live forever as Frank Costanza, inventer of the 'manzier' (or "Bro").

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

And don't get he played the King of Queens' father-in-law who lived in their basement. Surreal there too.

Todd Mason said...

THE KING OF QUEENS was profitable slumming for several of its cast.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Actually I have found episodes that are amazingly perceptive and creative.