From what I can tell, Greenberg, which will be released in Germany on April 1, is about a Gen Xer who turns 40 and begins to confront his failures. He moves from New York to L.A. and spends time doing nothing only to get the life he always wanted, but never planned for. Greenberg stars Reality Bites star Ben Stiller.
The movie, directed by Noah Baumbach (b. 1969), has been called the quintessential Los Angeles film. I obvioulsy haven’t seen it yet, but it sounds like the quintessential Gen-X-male-turns-40-and-feels-like-a-failure movie. I can think of about 15 guys I know that will probably say they have a dentist appointment so they can catch the Monday matinee of this flick at Oklahoma City’s Windsor Hills Plaza. That theater is still there, isn’t it?
I’ve never been a big Stiller fan, but I think I’ll like this movie. Check out the trailer and this review on Weekender. What do you think?