Greenberg

Synopsis: We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Noah Baumbach
Production: Focus Features
  2 wins & 14 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
76
Rotten Tomatoes:
75%
R
Year:
2010
107 min
$2,293,918
Website
361 Views


(BlRDS CHlRPlNG)

(ROCK MUSlC PLAYlNG)

(TURN SlGNAL CLlCKlNG)

Are you going to

let me in?

Thank you.

Shoot, l left the ticket

in the car, l think.

lt's okay.

lt's under

"Phillip Greenberg."

lt's just one?

(STAMMERlNG)

lt's two shirts

and a pair of pants.

Do you mind if

it is all ones?

No problem.

Okay, sorry.

KlDS:
Florence.

Hi, guys.

Let me put

this stuff down.

Hi, Mahler.

Florence!

We're going on vacation !

l know.

We're going to Vietnam.

l know.

But we will come back, right?

We're not going

to live there?

No, that's why

it's a vacation.

Are you going

to go with us?

No, remember?

l have to stay here.

Why?

Because l do.

Why?

Because the vacation

is for family members only,

so Mahler and l

have to stay in LA.

Mahler isn't coming?

l want Mahler to come.

Did you get

the neck pillow?

Yes. They didn't have

those chocolate-covered

rice balls.

Did you try Trader Joe's?

Yeah, and Bristol Farms.

Were you able to find

the liquid decongestant?

Shoot! Sorry. l'm sorry.

lt's okay, Florence.

Don't worry about it.

lt's fine.

No, no, no.

And can you tell the gardener

to check the sensor

on the sprinklers?

l'll tell Carlos.

There's a package

l need you to mail

to my father.

CAROL:
What else?

PHlLLlP:
l don't need

this many T-shirts.

CAROL:
Did you tell her

about your brother?

My brother will

be staying here.

He might call

you with things,

questions or

an errand or two.

That's not a problem.

He's coming in

from New York.

He just got out

of the hospital.

ls he sick?

Not that kind of hospital.

He had a nervous breakdown.

Carol, come on.

lt's relevant.

He's fine.

Don't pack this skirt.

He really is fine now.

l mean,

he's delicate,

but. . .

We're hiring him to do

some work around the house.

He's a carpenter.

He's gonna make

Mahler a dog house.

He says he's going to.

That'll look nice.

We hope.

Have a great trip,

you guys.

Okay.

And l'll call you if

there's anything else,

which l'm sure there is.

lt's no problem.

l want you

to come with us.

And you'll confirm

the car service and

flight info for tonight?

Yes, and l'll put

the cars in the garage.

Okay, and we can

call or e-mail.

l'm sure there's

e-mail in Vietnam.

l think there's

e-mail everywhere.

l forgot to

write you a check.

What do we owe you now?

Don't worry about it.

lt's three weeks. . .

Oh, Florence,

you have to speak up.

l'm out of checks.

l want Mahler to come.

l know, l know,

but it's fine.

l'll give you

cash in the meantime.

No, no. Don't worry

about it. lt's really. . .

lt's better this way.

Because then l don't

spend it all at once.

Are you sure?

l'll leave it for you

in the kitchen drawer

before we go.

l'll let my brother know.

Okay.

Okay.

Bye.

Okay.

l'll see you soon.

lt's okay.

Let's say goodbye.

Bye.

Bye, Florence.

Bye.

(OVER PHONE)

Florence, itis Gina.

l'm here. lt's packed.

Don't park on Alvarado,

park on Montana.

Don't wander away.

Okay.

Let's make a point

of sticking together.

Okay.

Can l borrow 40

bucks until tomorrow?

Yeah.

(PEOPLE CHATTERlNG)

(lNAUDlBLE)

(LAUGHlNG)

l was thinking

this morning that l've been

out of college now

for as long as l was in,

and nobody cares if l

get up in the morning.

Florence,

it's time to go home now.

l'm gonna stay.

l don't know. . .

l just got out of

a long relationship.

This isn't a relationship.

Right, l know.

Okay.

(TURN SlGNAL CLlCKlNG)

Are you going to

let me in?

No. Okay.

(PHONE RlNGlNG)

Hello?

Hi, this is

Roger Greenberg.

l'm Phillip's brother.

Oh, hey.

ls this Florence?

Sorry.

l'm quitting e-mail.

Okay. Hi.

There are people in the pool.

That's Marlon and Peggy.

Okay.

Your brother and Carol

let Marlon and Peggy

use the pool.

Mmm-hmm.

There's more than two.

They don't come in the house.

Okay, thanks.

Your brother

left a check for me.

ls it okay if l come by?

Yeah, l'll be here.

(PEOPLE LAUGHlNG OUTSlDE)

ROGER:
"Dear

American Airlines,

"l'm not much in

the habit of writing

letters of complaint.

"l think l could

have lived, and did,

"with the distance

between your rows.

"But my issue is not

with the lack of leg room,

"it is instead

with the quality of the

buttons on the seats.

"When l depress

my recliner button,

"l expect the chair

to recline.

"At the very least,

to move.

"This was not the case

with Seat 26C on

Flight 41 from JFK..."

(DOOR OPENlNG)

Hi, little Mahler baby.

Hi, l'm Florence.

l hope that this

isn't a bad time.

My check.

No, l guess it's fine.

Okay.

Do you want a treat?

Come here. Come here.

(LAUGHlNG)

His tongue's so scratchy.

Good dog.

(SONG STARTS PLAYlNG)

Remember how they used

to play this on the radio

every time it rained?

l'm not sure.

And if there was a fire,

they'd play Burn Baby Burn.

Or, what was it called?

Disco lnferno.

l don't think l know it.

lt's funny.

Before your time,

l guess.

You have to see

past the kitsch.

l can see past it.

Cool.

Phillip said if

you need anything,

l can go pick you up

groceries or things.

l'm okay.

You sure?

lt's not a problem.

Well, l guess l

could use some things.

Sure.

Make a list.

l'll be right back.

(FLORENCE URlNATlNG)

(TOlLET FLUSHlNG)

l'm gonna take

him on a W-A-L-K.

Oh, no. No, l got it.

Okay, cool.

Bye.

(DlALlNG)

(PHONE RlNGlNG)

(ON ANSWERlNG MACHlNE)

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Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach is an American independent filmmaker. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale and is known for making dramatic comedies. more…

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