Greg Mottola

Gregory J. 'Greg' Mottola (born July 11, 1964) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter and television director.

Celebrity (1998)

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Hollywood Ending (2002)

Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val blinded by love when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Téa Leoni  •  Bob Dorian  •  Ivan Martin  •  Gregg Edelman

Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val blinded by love when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Téa Leoni  •  Bob Dorian  •  Ivan Martin  •  Gregg Edelman

The Daytrippers (1997)

Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo, and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station wagon to go to the city to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Stanley Tucci  •  Hope Davis  •  Parker Posey  •  Liev Schreiber

Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo, and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station wagon to go to the city to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Stanley Tucci  •  Hope Davis  •  Parker Posey  •  Liev Schreiber

Clear History (2013)

Nathan Flomm, in order to avoid the humiliation of having missed out on a hugely successful business, assumes a new identity on Martha's Vineyard. He plots revenge when his former business partner moves to the same town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Larry David  •  Eva Mendes  •  Kate Hudson  •  Danny McBride

Nathan Flomm, in order to avoid the humiliation of having missed out on a hugely successful business, assumes a new identity on Martha's Vineyard. He plots revenge when his former business partner moves to the same town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Larry David  •  Eva Mendes  •  Kate Hudson  •  Danny McBride

Paul (2011)

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For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Seth Rogen  •  Nick Frost  •  Jane Lynch

For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Seth Rogen  •  Nick Frost  •  Jane Lynch

Adventureland (2009)

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In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Martin Starr  •  Kristen Wiig

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Martin Starr  •  Kristen Wiig

Superbad (2007)

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Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Michael Cera  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  •  Bill Hader

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Michael Cera  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  •  Bill Hader

Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

An ordinary suburban couple finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Zach Galifianakis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Jon Hamm  •  Gal Gadot

An ordinary suburban couple finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Zach Galifianakis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Jon Hamm  •  Gal Gadot

This Is Comedy (2014)

A documentary about the comedy director and producer Judd Apatow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacky Goldberg
CAST:  Judd Apatow  •  Paul Feig  •  Adam McKay  •  Lena Dunham

A documentary about the comedy director and producer Judd Apatow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacky Goldberg
CAST:  Judd Apatow  •  Paul Feig  •  Adam McKay  •  Lena Dunham

The Hatbox (1985)

This short silent film—the first movie directed by THE DAYTRIPPERS filmmaker Greg Mottola, who also shot and edited it—was made during Mottola’s brief stint at Pittsburgh Filmmakers in 1985.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Karen Frank

This short silent film—the first movie directed by THE DAYTRIPPERS filmmaker Greg Mottola, who also shot and edited it—was made during Mottola’s brief stint at Pittsburgh Filmmakers in 1985.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Karen Frank

Swingin' in the Painter's Room (1988)

A party is the event where several secrets are revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Andy Brown  •  Allison Parisi  •  Jeff Beach  •  Kevin Black

A party is the event where several secrets are revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Andy Brown  •  Allison Parisi  •  Jeff Beach  •  Kevin Black

The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke (2003)

The story of a suburban family in which the father refuses to become an adult.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Kaitlin Hopkins  •  Beth Littleford  •  Ryan Malgarini

The story of a suburban family in which the father refuses to become an adult.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Kaitlin Hopkins  •  Beth Littleford  •  Ryan Malgarini

Confess, Fletch (2022)

In a mysterious chain of wild events, Fletch finds himself in the middle of multiple murders – one of which pins him as a prime suspect. While on a quest to prove his innocence, Fletch is tasked with finding his fiancée’s stolen art collection, the only inheritance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Jon Hamm  •  David Torres Jr.

In a mysterious chain of wild events, Fletch finds himself in the middle of multiple murders – one of which pins him as a prime suspect. While on a quest to prove his innocence, Fletch is tasked with finding his fiancée’s stolen art collection, the only inheritance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Jon Hamm  •  David Torres Jr.

Our Time (2022)

After failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret with her, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach. She finds inspiration, hope, and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Caitlin Fitzgerald  •  Jack Gore  •  Dallas Dupree Young  •  Christian Finlayson

After failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret with her, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach. She finds inspiration, hope, and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Caitlin Fitzgerald  •  Jack Gore  •  Dallas Dupree Young  •  Christian Finlayson