Greenberg

He's got a lot on his mind.


Greenberg
Having been released from a mental hospital, an unhappy man returns to his old neighbourhood to house-sit for his brother. He ends up getting involved with said brother's personal assistant while trying to relive his youth and catch up on what he missed, through his ex-girlfriend and a former band mate.

105 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Drug abuse).
On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brie Larson, Mark Duplass
Director
Noah Baumbach
ScreenplayNoah Baumbach, Jennifer Jason Leigh
MusicJames Murphy
CinematographyHarris Savides
EditingTim Streeto
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2010
Produced byScott Rudin Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, crude, frequent, some sex language
NudityFairly prolonged scene of sexual nudity, graphic exposure of breasts
SexStrong sex and sexual conduct, suggestive sounds
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild profanities, infrequent
Drug abuseDrug use and abuse: snorting and smoking cocaine, states of 'highs', alcohol consumption frequent, some glamourisation of drugs
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote iconSó moet die lewe nié wees
5
Cape Times
David Germain quote iconBe Stiller my heart... Ben gets (a bit) serious
15
Box Office
Richard Mowe quote iconIt could have been hopelessly overindulgent, a fear shared in advance by colleagues at the recent Berlin Film Festival where it was premiered, but by the end of it all you do care about these characters and their foibles.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconA meandering plot and not enough humor to temper an unsavory protagonist
8
Metacritic.com
39 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
146 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconGreenberg's title character is harder to like than most, but Ben Stiller's nuanced performance and a darkly funny script help take the misanthropic edge off.
15

What the People say

Internet
6984 Netizens quote iconCharacter study may not be for everyone, but there's much to see
13

Average .. 60%

12

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