Greenbergsees Ben Stiller’s mentally unstable, and (much to his dismay) middle-ageing, Roger Greenberg house-sitting for his brother in Los Angeles.
Stiller’s whiny man-child is somehow more frustrating than the simpleton man-child Hollywood comedy so often throws our way. But, I guess that’s because this isn’t a ‘traditional Hollywood comedy’ . . . and boy does the film know that. In fact, Noah Baumbach (director and co-writer) takes every possible opportunity to remind us that. This. Is. An. Indie. Movie.
This review was originally written for Close-Up Film and the film is out now on DVD and VOD, in the UK.