Noah Baumbach movies tend to work for me. This one worked for me. It's a fun look at the differences between the young and old, veering between upbeat moments and scenes steeped in bitterness, and has great turns from Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, and Charles Grodin.
Well this is the comedy genre, I never take it seriously, but with this I did. As a film-student myself I found it hilarious because I could relate so much to these characters chasing after success. As well having lecturers who procrastinate like crazy over a film idea, but never make it. I hardly ever laugh at films, seriously, but through this I just got hysterical cuz I get it, I really do get it. Finally.
Just when I started to wonder if I should stop watching Woody A. films... Thank you, Noah Baumbach. Please continue on making movies portraying white people rambling on about upper-middle-class existential "problems" -about how to grow up is a trap and stuff-. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
WHILE WE'RE YOUNG is actually a good movie which depicting a middle age crisis. Noah Baumbach put some social commentaries in this movie. Some of it works, and some don't. But mostly don't. In my opinion, WHILE WE'RE YOUNG lacks of focus. The storytelling kinda muddled. At some point, I feel bored with it. Fortunately, some of the jokes worked. The cast is good, actually. Almost ruined by its storytelling...
The kind of film that leaves you with a big smile on your face. I love the way Baumbach deals with modern society in his films. How here he opposes the two sides of a concept like being old or being young and lying oppose being truthful. The fact that the film is also about documentary film making is even more relevant to the story. Great writing. Great acting by everyone, especially Stiller and Driver. 3.5 stars