Posts Tagged ‘Ben Stiller’

Greenberg

April 11, 2010

Keep your eyes on this up and comer: Greta Gerwig.

Los Angeles seems to, more than any other place, harbor the sort of people that let their past cripple them. Narcissists of self-annihilation; they wear their wounds on their tongues so they can suck everyone else into their universe and take them down as well. They pull people in requiring companionship, and push people away because they’re afraid they might destroy something good. The characters in Greenberg have the capability to become these sorts of people. Each character clings to a past pain, whether it’s from a relationship they just got out of (a very typical thing in LA), to friendships that have floundered. Considering this serious and  somewhat depressing trajectory, Greenberg is really very funny. (more…)

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