Single, fortysomething Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) is at a crossroads in his life and finds himself in Los Angeles house-sitting for six weeks for his more successful, married-with-children brother. In search of a place to restart his life, Greenberg tries to reconnect with old friends including his former bandmate Ivan (Rhys Ifans). But old friends aren’t necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself spending more and more time with his brother’s personal assistant Florence (Greta Gerwig), an aspiring singer and also something of a lost soul. Despite his best attempts not to be drawn in, Greenberg and Florence manage to forge a connection, and Greenberg realises he may at last have found a reason to be happy.
I would consider this movie more of a drama rather than a comedy, unlike what the trailer made it out to be.
It was also a delightful surprise for me, as Ben Stiller who played ‘loser’ 40-year-old Roger Greenberg, showed a range of emotions.
Plus Greta Gerwig who was the accommodating nanny stole the show.
Watching the film, at times I’m just perplex how the character of a hottie like her could stand the annoying Greenberg.
The highlight of this movie was the characters itself, so props to the writers for the excellent write-up.