It seems like at every point in a comedy actor’s career, there has to be the slightly funny dramatic piece. Eddie Murphy did “Dreamgirls” Will Ferrell did “Stranger than Fiction,” Adam Sandler actually has a few under his belt (such as “Funny People” and “Punch Drunk Love”) and now Ben Stiller has “Greenberg.”
In “Greenberg,” Ben Stiller plays Roger Greenberg, a disconnected middle-aged man who has moved to Los Angeles from New York to get his life together. While housesitting for his brother Roger, he starts having feelings for his brother’s assistant.
The clips below ooze with misanthropy. Roger seems to be an awkward, antisocial who is very passive. The qualities don’t combine to make a likable character. What the film lacks in likable characters it does make up for it with production. The film has a very realistic look about it and since “Greenberg” seems to be about how a person handles life/reality, it looks like it will work.
Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, “Greenberg” will start a limited release March 26.
Source: Trailer Addict
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