Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha, which he co-wrote with its star Greta Gerwig, is the kind of movie that could become a cult classic. Not because it's packed with gore or because it heralds the appearance of a new tranny-to-watch, but because it's just so damn likable and packed with chutzpah.
It’s not easy to love Roger Greenberg, the latest misanthrope Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) has created as the star of his new comedy. Greenberg, played by a pitch-perfect Ben Stiller, is insufferable: narcissistic, cruel and calculating, and totally oblivious to his shortcomings. That he has friends, much less a doting and very forgiving lover (Greta Gerwig), is nothing short of a miracle.