Aroview: An off-key, serio-comic role for Ben Stiller, here playing a challenged 40-something whose stint crashing at his brother’s L.A. pad throws up an unlikely, cumbersome fling with the family’s personal assistant (indie darling Greta Gerwig).
Co-written by Jennifer Jason Leigh, this gives the impression of a quirky mid-life comedy (replete with manic pixie girl), though is more in keeping with the coarse, at times downright ugly human relations of dir. Baumbach’s previous film, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING. While there’s plenty to appreciate here, including another inviting turn by star-in-making Gerwig, Baumbach’s preoccupation with angsty-wanky drama ultimately makes for an unpleasant watch.
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3 stars (Good Enough) Cringemaking sex, semi-abusive relationships, unpleasant characters. Greenberg becomes a slightly more engaging jackass at the party, Gerwig seems to have wandered in from a Bujalski film. Well crafted, but to what end?~HiFi