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Directed by Noah Baumbach

Part of Noah Baumbach: Visibly Human

“It is the funniest and saddest movie Mr. Baumbach has made so far, and also the riskiest.” —New York Times

This film strikes a perfect tone between disillusionment and vulnerability in portraying the midlife crisis of Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller). Still fragile from a recent nervous breakdown, Roger accepts a housesitting stint for his brother in Los Angeles. There he meets California cool housekeeper Florence (Greta Gerwig), who offers a refreshing change from his crew of judgmental friends. Defensive, hypercritical, and narcissistic to his core, Roger is a purely Baumbach-style character drawn with a certain measure of warmth, sympathy, and understanding. 2010, 35mm, 107 minutes.


This Dialogue and Retrospective Program is made possible by generous support from Anita and Myron Kunin. Program support provided by IFC Films.