Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thoughts on the movie " Greenberg "

Yesterday we went to see the movie "Greenberg" with Ben Stiller. It was directed by the same fellow who did " The Squid and the Whale ". The film was a bit slow at first but it built gradually into a film that stood out in a dark, honest and quirky way. There were moments that were brilliant in their nakedness and it was was a bold and real look at male friendships. In the end there was a riveting scene where he " breaks up " with his best friend Ivan and tells him things that "other people say about him", things Ivan doesn't want to know about.  That was the most meaningful moment in the film for me. It was about perceptions, past choices and disappointments; it was raw and quite painful. The writing and dialogue in the film was brilliant. It was not a happy film, rather it was dark, very, with a glimmer of hope at the end as she listens to her phone message, a " letter " as he puts it. I will say no more.....

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the birthday card!!!! You are a sleuth! And a talented artist. The envelope alone had me smiling! Arts and letters.

    I love your blog, the good energy, the thoughtful entries, the photographs. Like getting a letter from you every few days.

    See you soon, Robin! Time to start writing again.