March 19th 2010
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • R,
  • 100 min,
  • Focus Features
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans, Juno Temple, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Chris Messina, Greta Gerwig, Merritt Wever, Mark Duplass, Max Hoffman, Chris Coy, Trent Gill, Zoe Di Stefano, Karen Strong, Sydney Rouviere, Jessica Mills, Nick Nordella, Koby Rouviere, Samuel Thacker, Phoebe James, Celeste Pechous, Trace Webb
  • Director: Noah Baumbach
  • Writers: Noah Baumbach, Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Producers: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Rudin
  • Executive Producer: Lila Yacoub
  • Art Direction: Curt Beech
  • Casting: Francine Maisler
  • Costume Design: Mark Bridges
  • D.O.P.: Harris Savides
  • Editor: Tim Streeto
  • Makeup: Fionagh Cush
  • Music: James Murphy
  • Production Design: Ford Wheeler
  • Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan


Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller), single, fortyish and at a crossroads in his life, 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 realizes he may at last have found a reason to be happy.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Some strong sexuality, drug use, and language
  • Production Companies: Scott Rudin Productions
  • Production Schedule: March 2009 - May 2009

Featured Articles


Amy Adams and Mark Ruffalo were originally cast but dropped out.

2010 Guide Analysis: "With work that includes penning the scripts for "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "The Life Acquatic", along with writing and directing the acclaimed "The Squid and the Whale" and "Margot at the Wedding", Noah Baumbach is seen by high-brow cinemagoers as amongst the strongest filmmaking talents working today.

The likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams and Mark Ruffalo were considered for key roles in the drama/comedy which is getting its premiere at Sundance in January. Should it go well, distributor Focus Features will likely push this one out with some strong promotion despite Baumbach's films never proving box-office draws beyond a very small fanbase."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 1 April 2010: Germany
  • 8 April 2010: Israel, Russia
  • 15 April 2010: Singapore
  • 28 April 2010: France
  • 14 May 2010: Finland