Greta Gerwig returns to acting in Noah Baumbach's adaptation of Don DeLillo's absurdist satire of consumerism, academia and postmodern American life.
DeLillo’s story may be almost 40 years old, but in the wake of the pandemic it has taken on a new resonance.
Jack Gladney (Adam Driver), a professor in Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill, and his wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) already have existential anxieties underpinning their marriage and middle-American life. When an airborne toxic event disrupts their lives, they suddenly find their blended family uprooted.
Previously thought to have been impossible to adapt to film, Don DeLillo's breakthrough novel is the source material for director Noah Baumbach's first film from an adapted screenplay. The film also marks Greta Gerwig's first acting role since 2016's 20th Century Women.
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