Anyone else seen this yet then? I enjoyed it a lot. It’s similar in tone to The Squid And The Whale, but populated with less caricatures and more characters.
Stiller is excellent and the relationship that he has with Gerwig’s character feels totally believable. I also liked the way that the potential relationship with Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character just came to nothing and wasn’t used as a mirror against which to compare the Gerwig dalliance. Rhys Ifans expressions were top notch too.
I also liked the way that, although Stiller’s character thinks that the period of his stay marks a beginning and an end, it doesn’t necessarily do that for anyone else. It’s just a short period of their lives in which an old/ex-friend pops up.