While We're Young

While We're Young

Noah Baumbach (2014)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Middle-aged anxieties are explored to amusing effect in this insightful, well-observed comedy drama from Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story). It follows the exploits of 40-something couple Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, whose lives have become rather stale and unadventurous. Things change, however, with the arrival of Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried, a disarming, free-spirited pair in their 20s. As friendship blossoms between the two couples, Baumbach uses the situation to say something about both generations, poking fun at hipsters while making perceptive observations about what it's like to reach a certain point in life. One or two scenes feel like they've wandered in from a slighter broader comedy, but each member of the cast is terrific - Stiller, in particular, has never been better - and the film is filled with witty exchanges. Highly recommended for anyone feeling wistful about their youth.

Summary

A documentary film-maker and his wife are flattered by the attention of a young fan and his other half, a friendship that has an unexpected impact on their lives. Comedy drama, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.

Cast & Crew

Josh Srebnik Ben Stiller
Cornelia Srebnik Naomi Watts
Darby Amanda Seyfried
Jamie Adam Driver
Leslie Charles Grodin
Fletcher Adam Horovitz
Marina Maria Dizzia
Kent Brady Corbet
Tipper Dree Hemingway
Tim Matthew Maher
Ira Mandelstam Peter Yarrow
Sundance interviewer Greta Lee
Director Noah Baumbach
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: IconGuidance: Swearing, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 3 Apr 2015
Drama Comedy