Mr. Jealousy ★★★

Typically for early Baumbach, all the parts that aren't the movie are terrific; the less audible the dialogue, the funnier it is; the more irrelevant the side characters, the better they are. If this had 30 minutes of Carlos Jacott and John Lehr squabbling in a diner, instead of four, it'd be a five-star Gesamtkunstwerk. They can't all be Conrad & Butler Take a Vacation, sadly.