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The Daily Beast Wrestles with Greenberg

Posted April 16, 2010


At The Daily Beast, Stephen Farber in his “Blogs and Stories” considers the political import of Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg on the discussion of reproductive rights. There’s a spoiler in the piece, but I’ll give you the first section so you can get an idea––it goes on to talk about a range of current and old movies to see how public perceptions have evolved (or not):

Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, starring Ben Stiller as a 40-year-old malcontent, has received many enthusiastic reviews praising its acute characterizations and evocative rendition of Southern California anomie. But almost no one has called attention to one of the most startling things about the movie: its matter-of-fact, nonjudgmental depiction of abortion.