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Let's talk about Noah Baumbach, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Greta Gerwig

Let's talk about how Noah left Jennifer while she was pregnant with his child and then schemed with Greta Gerwig to revise history and act as if they got together long after instead of just admitting they'd been fucking the whole time!

Let's talk about Noah's horrible movies too!

replies 32Sep 16, 2017 12:50 PM +00:00

OP = Jennifer Jason Leigh

--Some topics are too random even for DL
replies 1Sep 16, 2017 3:13 PM +00:00

I made it because I've worked with him and someone mentioned him in the oscar thread as a contender and I found it despicable and thought it might be gossip of interest.

replies 2Sep 16, 2017 4:56 PM +00:00

Greta Gerwig wasn't even born when Fast Times at Ridgemont High was released.

replies 3Nov 28, 2017 6:18 AM +00:00

[R2] Is Noah as awful as I imagine? He seems like a total narcissist control freak and Greta is a cloying cunt. Seems like common knowledge that Greta was fucking Noah right after Jennifer had their baby.

replies 4Dec 6, 2017 10:43 PM +00:00

This is second hand, but I heard, probably about twenty years ago, that JJL is very nice and sensitive, but keeps picking men who are total jerks. Picking Baumbach fits the pattern (the guy she was dating at the time was an pompous dick, too).

replies 5Dec 6, 2017 10:52 PM +00:00

[R5] Yeah, I definitely get the nice, sensitive vibe from her. Yuck, hope karma hits Baumbach hard.

replies 6Dec 6, 2017 10:54 PM +00:00

That movie starring Ben Stiller as the nasty guy who moves to LA was supposedly autobiographical so..........

BTW Greta Gerwig seems like sort of a dim bulb in interviews.

replies 7Dec 6, 2017 11:00 PM +00:00

[R7] I think that's just Greta trying to be endearing. There are a few interviews where she's serious and seems like a completely different person, like her manic pixie stoner girl schtick is a complete schtick

replies 8Dec 6, 2017 11:03 PM +00:00

He gives his brother a lot of acting jobs

replies 9Dec 6, 2017 11:06 PM +00:00

I hate him.

replies 10Dec 7, 2017 9:42 AM +00:00

The horny acting-out kid brother from Squid and Whale is a prof at Columbia and is reputedly a nice guy and well-liked by his students

replies 11Dec 7, 2017 12:14 PM +00:00

I don't think infidelity by consenting adults is a huge priority right now in Hollywood. Even if some of the people involved are dicks.

replies 12Dec 7, 2017 7:54 PM +00:00

and cunts

replies 13Dec 7, 2017 8:38 PM +00:00

What's Baumbach like to work with OP? Did you work with Greta too?

replies 14Dec 7, 2017 9:06 PM +00:00

[R11] Owen Kline?

replies 15Dec 7, 2017 9:09 PM +00:00

I can't stand Greta Gerwig as a person, but Lady Bird was pretty good.

replies 16Dec 7, 2017 9:25 PM +00:00

[R16] Do you know her personally?

replies 17Dec 7, 2017 9:40 PM +00:00


replies 18Dec 8, 2017 5:17 AM +00:00

not the actor Owen Kline, but the character of the Noah's younger brother, who is now a university prof

replies 19Dec 8, 2017 5:19 AM +00:00

I liked Lady Bird. Baumbach's relationship with JLL ended ages ago, time to move on.

replies 20Dec 8, 2017 5:24 AM +00:00

Owen and his sister are surprisingly homely.

replies 21Dec 8, 2017 12:12 PM +00:00

well, certainly not gorgeous, but not grotesque. a stylist for that hair could likely do wonders.
replies 22Dec 8, 2017 1:09 PM +00:00

Greta is so fucking annoying and contrived

replies 23Dec 8, 2017 1:54 PM +00:00

I went to the NY Film Fest premiere of Margot at the Wedding. When the (tedious) movie ended the lights came on and I realized I was sitting right next to Jennifer, and Noah was on the other side of her. I figured that out when they stood up and everybody in the theater applauded them.

Then they did a Q and A and Noah came off like a real Jewish douche.
replies 24Dec 8, 2017 2:04 PM +00:00

Which character in Squid and the Whale was based on Noah?

Was it the younger brother who smeared his jizz all over his middle school?
replies 25Dec 8, 2017 2:06 PM +00:00

I know nothing of Baumbach yet the photo at R24 makes me want to beat him with a sledgehammer. A douche face if I ever saw one.

replies 26Dec 8, 2017 2:08 PM +00:00

in S&W. Eisenberg was the older Noah, Kline was the younger brother with the jizz problem

replies 27Dec 8, 2017 2:43 PM +00:00

I never knew “The Squid & The Whale” was autobiographical. Eisenberg comes off as a real tool. Then again he’s like that in real life so maybe he wasn’t really acting.

replies 28Dec 9, 2017 6:01 AM +00:00

R23 I think her music is decent. I have a friend who works for a production company that told me the son Owen is making a big movie right now with the people that put out Ladybird. searched his name and found this thread

replies 29Jan 29, 2018 11:34 AM +00:00

I liked SQUID AND THE WHALE, mostly due to the strong performances (at that point Eisenberg wasn't so annoying, and Laura Linney was wonderful).

MARGOT AT THE WEDDING had some strong scenes (the interview scene with Margot and her ex-husband was riveting), but Jack Black was such a bad piece of casting.

GREENBERG was tiresome, and Gerwig was very underwhelming, like JLL on quaaludes. The only other film of his I watched was the MEYERWITZ STORIES, which was mediocre.

I'm not a fan of JLL really - after suffering through her dreadful, lock-jaw performance as Dorothy Parker and her very mannered acting in GEORGIA, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and her lamentable attempt to play Catherine Sloper in WASHINGTON SQUARE, I tended to avoid her films unless she was part of an ensemble.

Gerwig has talent as a writer and director based on LADY BIRD - certainly more so than as an actress.

replies 30Jan 29, 2018 11:49 AM +00:00

I like MARGO AT THE WEDDING for Nicole Kidman at her icy best, even if none else managed to make their character make sense at all, but man, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE epitomised chatty-white-intelegensia-indi - e-by-the-numbers-hell for me. I tried rewatching it last year and still hated it.

replies 31Jan 29, 2018 1:15 PM +00:00

I fucking hated Kicking & Screaming and haven't been able to warm to anything else he's done afterward, either. He's intolerable.

I love Jennifer Jason Leigh. I loved her Dorothy Parker. I loved Georgia. I loved Tra La La. And Pepper in Miami Blues and the licking jizz off her son's tube sock mom in Skipped Parts and pretty much every single thing she's ever done.

Gerwig...Lady Bird didn't show anything about teenage-girlhood or mother/daughter relationships that we haven't already seen before. And I find her onscreen persona grating.

replies 32Jan 29, 2018 1:23 PM +00:00