Sunday, April 12, 2015

While We're Young - Movie Review

While We're Young  (R) 97 mins B-
Generation Gap

Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, Brady Corbet, Adam Horowitz, Maria Dizzia and Charles Grodin

Noah Baumbach's latest film, While We're Young, hits close to home. Similar to the Ben Stiller character, I am a childless fortysomething who feels terminally young and increasingly irrelevant. But, unfortunately for this film, it follows a string of films directed by Baumbach that I personally love- Frances Ha, Greenberg, Margot at the Wedding, and The Squid and the Whale. While We're Young is entertaining, occasionally funny, and worth a trip to the theatre. However, it feels like it's missing that proverbial "something" and lacks the emotional connection I had with Baumbach's prior efforts.   

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