Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Check It. Greenberg's LA.

Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding) has made an L.A. story, and it's playing at the ArcLight. With the help of wife (also the film's producer and co-screenwriter) Jennifer Jason Leigh, Baumbach sprinkled the film with scenes at landmarks such as Musso & Frank's (above), Lucy's El Abobe Cafe, and easy-to-spot places like the Gower Gulch Rite Aid.

Greenberg stars Ben Stiller as Roger Greenberg, a New Yorker in Los Angeles for a while to "do nothing" after a stint at a mental hospital. He visits with old friends (Rhys Ifans' Ivan), and makes new ones (Greta Gerwig's Florence).

Florence's awesome Henry's Tacos T-Shirt stood out to me, and I was so pleased to discover it's an actual place, in Studio City, and they sell the T-Shirts. I went to get one on Sunday, but they were closed. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The film's costume designer, Mark Bridges, who I've had the pleasure of meeting, has a really impressive resume.

It's always fun to see movies based in your town, so if you're an L.A. BEAT reader, check it out--and it's even worth seeing if you live elsewhere!

-- Leslie Anne Wiggins

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