When I first encountered Greta Gerwig in Baghead, I was intrigued. Here was a beautiful actress I’d never seen before playing an awful, yet strangely compelling character. It helped that the concept behind Baghead was a little more structured than the usual mumblecore. Closer to Humpday than Puffy Chair.
After watching two Gerwig collaborations with Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs and Nights and Weekends, however, I’m starting to suspect she’s just awful. Sure, she looks good naked, and is perfectly willing to get naked on film. But that she always seems to play the same unsympathetic, manipulative, excessively horny character. And I’m starting to get sick of it. Indeed, I’ve pretty well decided against seeing Greenburg and the upcoming Arthur remake because of it.