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Rated R · 94 min. · 2015

Comedy, Drama

Director Noah Baumbach's serves up his signature existential crises of the neurotic rich. Josh (Ben Stiller) is a film teacher with a middling career. He and his wife, Cornelia (Naomi Watts), are cruising into middle-age and getting anxious about their childlessness when they meet a hip young couple, Jamie and Darby (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried), in whom they see all the freedom and cultural savvy of 21st-century youth. As Jamie's charm wears off, his careerism shows. The paralyzingly insecure Josh scrambles for the prestige he feels he deserves more than Josh. Cornelia's father, documentarian Leslie Breitbart (Charles Grodin), presides bemusedly over the whole affair. Ultimately, no character betrays enough depth to inspire investment in them, even in their downfall. Baumbach has excelled at this mix of verbose wit and family drama before, but this isn't clever, nor does it have heart.

Official Site: while-were-young.com
Director: Noah Baumbach
Writer: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller, Adam Driver, Maria Dizzia, Charles Grodin, Brady Corbet, James Saito and Dree Hemingway

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