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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min




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?


lt's two shirts

and a pair of pants.

Do you mind if

it is all ones?

No problem.

Okay, sorry.


Hi, guys.

Let me put

this stuff down.

Hi, Mahler.


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.


Because l do.


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.

What else?

l don't need

this many T-shirts.

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.


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.





l'll see you soon.

lt's okay.

Let's say goodbye.


Bye, Florence.



Florence, itis Gina.

l'm here. lt's packed.

Don't park on Alvarado,

park on Montana.

Don't wander away.


Let's make a point

of sticking together.


Can l borrow 40

bucks until tomorrow?





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.


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.



Are you going to

let me in?

No. Okay.



Hi, this is

Roger Greenberg.

l'm Phillip's brother.

Oh, hey.

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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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