While We’re Young

The Movie Snob checks out an indie.

While We’re Young  (B).  Here’s the newest film from director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale).  I was hooked by the premise: a childless married couple about my age starts hanging out with a newly married couple in their 20s, with unpredictable results.  Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum) and that cute little buck-toothed Naomi Watts (St. Vincent) star as the older couple, and Adam Driver (Tracks) and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) star as the younger couple.  It wasn’t really laugh-out-loud funny, but it was definitely amusing to watch Ben and Naomi try to keep up with the youngsters; not so amusing to watch Ben (playing someone exactly my age) try to come to grips with losing his youth.  (An arthritis diagnosis hits him particularly hard.)  The plot was so-so, but the characters were fun to watch.  I say check it out.


5 comments on “While We’re Young

  1. […] it is, my favorite movie of 2015 so far.  It’s an independent comedy by director Noah Baumbach (While We’re Young).  I must say, his movies have been growing on me.  Like Baumbach’s 2012 effort Frances Ha, […]

  2. […] the two main bad guys were pretty badly miscast (Domhnall Gleason, Brooklyn, and Adam Driver, While We’re Young).  Oscar Isaac, who was so good in Ex Machina, is wasted in a tiny role here.  And I know this is […]

  3. […] adultery tale 5 to 7.  In the dramedy category, we have another film from director Noah Baumbach, While We’re Young.  And although it’s a bit on the “after-school-special” side, I thought A Girl Like Her was […]

  4. […] movies), what should be magical is rendered amazingly dull. Having the unappealing Ben Stiller (While We’re Young) star as protagonist Larry Daley didn’t help matters any. Neither did the sappy subplot about […]

  5. […] Ben Stiller plays a guy facing a midlife crisis.  Didn’t he just do this a few years ago in While We’re Young?  Well, he’s at it again in this new dramedy, with fair to middling results.  Here […]

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