While admittedly not a huge fan of Margot at the Wedding, I’m still willing to give Noah Baumbach the benefit of the doubt after his fantastic turn out (one of the best of the decade actually) with The Squid and the Whale. While this new trailer for Greenberg looks like it still has the angsty, man deals with family and age stuff, it looks like it’s probably a lot lighter and less depressing than Margot; especially with Ben Stiller in the lead – who looks like he’s turning in an actual performance here rather than that of the silliness ilk.
Out of a job and none too interested in finding one, Greenberg agrees to housesit for his younger and more successful brother, thereby getting a free place to stay in Los Angeles. Once settled in, Greenberg sets out to reconnect with his old friend and former bandmate Ivan. But times have changed, and old friends aren’t necessarily still best friends, so Greenberg finds himself spending more and more time instead with his brother’s personal assistant Florence, an aspiring singer and herself something of a lost soul.
Director: Noah Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding, Squid & the Whale, Kicking and Screaming)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Rhys Ifans, Juno Temple, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mark Duplass, Dave Franco, Chris Messina
Release: March 12