Thursday, September 20, 2012

Greta Gerwig makes her mark

After her brilliant, understated breakthrough in Noah Baumbach's Ben Stiller seriaas vehicle Greenberg, Greta Gerwig kept herself busy upstaging her headlining cast members in flop-ish commercial outings (No Strings Attached, Arthur) before signing off a fairly thankless Woody Allen role in To Rome with Love.

She's back on top form, though, in Whitt Stillman's stylised deadpan comedy Damsels in Distress and re-teaming with sort-of maybe probably boyfriend Baumbach to deliver a sly, reportedly career-best (for what that's worth) performance in Frances Ha, which she also co-wrote.