Greenberg features some decent work from Ben Stiller. This type of material is what he should be doing. Despite this, it all feels rather pointless. There isn’t any reward for putting up with this terrible douche. On the other hand, I think I’m getting over my aversion to Jennifer Jason Leigh. Oh, another thing: I don’t get what the fuss is about with Greta Gerwig. She’s like a hipster Alicia Silverstone. Does someone agree with me? Am I just not “getting” it?
Even though this got good reviews, I avoided it. He just seemed so unpleasant in the trailer.
He is! Extremely unpleasant, I might add. What bugs me is that there’s nothing else. Normally, you’d balance out the unlikeability of your character with some good traits, or a good supporting character, or something. But apparently Noah Baumbach couldn’t be bothered with that.