The wife thinks Ben Stiller is cute and funny and all that. And the preview for Greenberg looked possibly promising- an old fart (40 yr old) who doesn't fit in, goes through the paces with some 20 yr old young bloods. Sparks fly, laughs ensue, wisdom and feel good enlightenment surely follow. That was the possibly promising part.
Instead, one is subject to an annoyingly humorless asshole who in real life would have gotten his ass kicked several times over for being such an annoyingly humorless asshole. He ends the movie every bit the tiresome flake he was at the start, and I end up twenty bucks lighter. Nor did the wife laugh.