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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!

by Anonymousreply 3201/29/2018

OP = Jennifer Jason Leigh

by Anonymousreply 109/16/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 209/16/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 311/28/2017

[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.

by Anonymousreply 412/06/2017

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).

by Anonymousreply 512/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 612/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 712/06/2017

[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

by Anonymousreply 812/06/2017

He gives his brother a lot of acting jobs

by Anonymousreply 912/06/2017

I hate him.

by Anonymousreply 1012/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1112/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1212/07/2017

and cunts

by Anonymousreply 1312/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1412/07/2017

[R11] Owen Kline?

by Anonymousreply 1512/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1612/07/2017

[R16] Do you know her personally?

by Anonymousreply 1712/07/2017


by Anonymousreply 1812/08/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1912/08/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2012/08/2017

Owen and his sister are surprisingly homely.

by Anonymousreply 2112/08/2017

well, certainly not gorgeous, but not grotesque. a stylist for that hair could likely do wonders.

by Anonymousreply 2212/08/2017

Greta is so fucking annoying and contrived

by Anonymousreply 2312/08/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 2412/08/2017

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?

by Anonymousreply 2512/08/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 2612/08/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2712/08/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 2812/09/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2901/29/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 3001/29/2018

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-indie-by-the-numbers-hell for me. I tried rewatching it last year and still hated it.

by Anonymousreply 3101/29/2018

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.

by Anonymousreply 3201/29/2018
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