Now Playing: “While We’re Young”

Posted on April 22, 2015, 6:38 pm
20 secs

Many films tend to reinforce stereotypes with a slapstick approach. Noah Baumbach, known for Frances Ha (director) and the Fantastic Mr. Fox (screenplay), addresses his subject matter with more savvy and intelligence without sacrificing the humor in his latest film, While We’re Young.

The set up is simple enough: Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts), a forty-something couple, meet Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), a twenty-something couple; Josh, bored with himself and the typical night out with friends, views Jamie’s spontaneity with admiration and excitement deciding it’s time for a change.

Baumbach uses this simple and relatable scenario to confront identity struggles, the allure and false promises of youth culture, and the fear of the inevitably of aging with thoughtful sincerity.

AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine S.)

While We’re Young

Director:Noah Baumbach

Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 97 mins

Release Year: 2015

Country Of Origin: USA

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