I'm really not a fan of the Duplass brothers' mumblecore style, but this film - some annoying camerawork aside - is easily among their best work, thanks to the well-drawn, perfectly cast characters. It does a clever job of balancing its disparate tones, from heartfelt romance to uncomfortable comedy, but then undercuts itself with an ending that's disappointingly soft.
I liked how I wasn't forced to watch Jonah Hill do the same acting parlor trick but that doesn't make him likable. The rest of the cast was decent and Cyrus had a few legitimately funny moments. You're really not missing anything here...
Well, if you can resist the camera work - I know this should give the movie an indie-feeling but sometimes it's irritating - this movie is not bad at all. Delicate, moving and funny, especially in the first half. And Marisa Tomei is still a hot piece of woman :)
a true surprise. set in greenberg-land. marisa tomei becomes more and more beautiful as she ages. jonah hill is pervasive and ubiquitous. he literally fills up the screen like no other actor. file under "bamboccioni", American-style
The major problem of this movie is that it tries to create a balance between drama and comedy, and it fails. You can call this movie a heavy comedy... or a light drama, you choose. The movie is accompanied by a soft, relaxing soundtrack that fits finely with the movie.
Not bad. Still don't like the cinematography of the Duplass brothers' films, but having talented actors do the mumblecore thing here worked for me much better than having amateurs attempt acting. I love John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei, so that helps.