Noah Baumbach cannot be stopped, and I hope he doesn’t, cause he keeps handing us charming little films that charm the
little big pants off of us, and sometimes they make us cringe, but in the best possible way. So what would happen if you took his gruff Ben Stiller Greenberg character, grounded him a bit more (but still let him be crazy after all these years), and then let his inner youth playfulness play out like France Ha?? I’ll tell – you get While We’re Young, which is like Girls, but with girls AND boys AND adults, and it’s like actually watchable (read – not horrible), and thensome and things!
Documentary filmmaker Stiller and producer wife Naomi Watts aren’t having a midlife crisis, but all their friends are having babies (including Ad-Rock Adam Horovitz!!!) and they aren’t, or doing much of anything, so they’re looking for something fun and new. They find it in hipster extraordinaire couple Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. Driver wants to make docs like Stiller, and Darby makes ice cream. Stiller and Watts eat them up, take them under their wings, but it’s really Driver and Seyfried who take the ‘older’ couple under their wings – introducing them to a world where bike riding with a dope hat, hip-hop dance classes, VHS movie watching, and tripping balls on ayahuasca are the new normal
Things go well, until, well, they don’t, and Stiller starts to see a rusty lining in his dip in the fountain of youth. Join them + Charles Grodin, Brady Corbet and Ryan Serhant (perfectly playing a douche-wad just like himself) as they search for youthful truths, and adult realities
Oh, and nice Scott Rudin cameo there!!
Verdictgo: MOS DEF Jeepers Worth A Peepers
feel Young at a theater near jews
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…