"While We're Young" is a comedy directed by Noah Baumbach. It stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amada Seyfried, Charles Grodin and Adam Horovitz. The film's budget is 10 million and the box office revenue is 10,8 million. The MPAA rating is R for Language and the running time is 97 minutes.
BEFORE THE MOVIE:
I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY, did I forgot to say REALLY? REALLY looking forward to watch WHILE WE'RE YOUNG! It's in my top 15 most anticipated films of 2015. It looks so funny and heartfelt and it looks like a really great comedy. This year, comedy this year have been, practically, nothing but hubris. So I hope this movie is a win. We'll just have to see.
AFTER THE MOVIE: So I just finished watching "While We're Young", and it was GREAT! It's definitely my favorite comedy of the year!
Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts feels like they are a real-life couple with daily struggles. They both feel like they have great chemistry together and there are some HILARIOUS moments with them. Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried are the younger, more hipster version of Stiller and Watts and THEY'RE GREAT! I wasn't a big fan of Adam Driver's acting but now I'm REALLY looking forward to him as KYLO REN in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Charles Grodin is great as a fake documentarian (look out for the criterion blu rays) and Adam Horovitz is a nice addition.
The first act, where they meet Jamie and Darby (Driver and Seyfried) is GREAT! But the last 15 minutes are even better, and they almost feel like a psychological thriller almost where Josh confronts Jamie. It's fantastic but the payoff, not so much.
I REALLY wanted to give this movie a 10/10, but there were a couple of stiff moments, like the hip-hop class and the middle part of the 2nd like. It felt like a boring relationship drama. It was probably the weirdest and probably the most unnecessary moment of the film.
Overall, While We're Young is a great coming of age comedy, if you're an indie film fan. This is almost a celebration of documentary films and it's a really great heartfelt comedy.