A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks a relationship with his brother’s assistant.
Greenberg is getting a fair amount of buzz for two reasons, first of all, Noah Baumbach. He produced it and wrote it. He is the one who did the Squid and the Whale, which was a very popular kind of off-beat movie. This movie is also receiving buzz because it has Ben Stiller who plays a New Yorker that is house sitting his brother’s house in LA and meets his brother’s personal assistant, and they kind of launch a somewhat quasi-relationship. I don’t know what the point of this movie was, but it is basically unwatchable except for about four minutes where Ben Stiller is stoned at a party with a bunch of twenty-year-olds and says how mean they all are, which I think is very accurate, that they grew up with such privilege that they have no ability to empathize, therefore they’re mean. This is a really truly miserable movie. I guess I’ll give it one point for that three minute speech, but that’s being fairly generous.