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 Anonymous||reply 32||01/29/2018|
OP = Jennifer Jason Leigh
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/16/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||09/16/2017|
Greta Gerwig wasn't even born when Fast Times at Ridgemont High was released.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/28/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 4||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||12/06/2017|
[R5] Yeah, I definitely get the nice, sensitive vibe from her. Yuck, hope karma hits Baumbach hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||12/06/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 8||12/06/2017|
He gives his brother a lot of acting jobs
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||12/07/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||12/07/2017|
What's Baumbach like to work with OP? Did you work with Greta too?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/07/2017|
I can't stand Greta Gerwig as a person, but Lady Bird was pretty good.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/07/2017|
[R16] Do you know her personally?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/07/2017|
not the actor Owen Kline, but the character of the Noah's younger brother, who is now a university prof
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/08/2017|
I liked Lady Bird. Baumbach's relationship with JLL ended ages ago, time to move on.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/08/2017|
Owen and his sister are surprisingly homely.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/08/2017|
well, certainly not gorgeous, but not grotesque. a stylist for that hair could likely do wonders.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/08/2017|
Greta is so fucking annoying and contrived
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/08/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||12/08/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||12/08/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||12/08/2017|
in S&W. Eisenberg was the older Noah, Kline was the younger brother with the jizz problem
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/08/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||01/29/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||01/29/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||01/29/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||01/29/2018|