ByHugo Patino-Cano, writer at
I watch movies from time to time.
Hugo Patino-Cano

Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach, While We're Young follows a middle age couple, played by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, that find life great again by meeting a younger couple, played by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. I know what you're thinking; "Sounds like a generic Indie movie." But it's not. It may have the cliches that plague the generic indie movie where people find the meaning of life by having a conversation that lasts a minute while sitting in a bathtub. But While We're Young plays with the cliches, it takes them and drowns them in reality, which is a nice twist that I loved.

The thing I loved the most of this film, is the look of it. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and has some memorable shots in it. But the color grade, is...fucking great. It looks sleek, and fits the tone, and it's hard to describe but it looks amazing.

Everyone gives a great performance, but the stand out performance is from Adam Driver. He played the character seamlessly, I stopped seeing the actor and started to see the character. Which is a problem I had with Ben Stiller, I can never see the character with Ben Stiller I just always see Ben Stiller. But in this case it works.

There is a great comedic contrast between the two ages of the couples, on how younger people use technology and how older people use technology. I'm not sure how accurate the lives of the older people are it seemed pretty real to me, but Noah Baumbach nails the young people and how they generally act.

Like I said, there are cliches in this. But give them a chance, because it may not turn out like you think it would. Oh shit did I just spoil it? Nah, they don't know what I'm talking about.

There's great comedy, and great drama, great conflict between the characters and ultimately very real. And I love this movie.


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