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
Well made and plenty funny, although in a somewhat uncharitable way. Felt a bit of a condescending sting at times, but that might be the bias of being of a certain age and apt to making vegan avocado icecream myself. In the end, everything fell into place pretty cleverly and I can concede that it went to some interesting and worthwhile places.
Alles beginnt mit einem niedlichen Baby in der Wiege. Im Hintergrund hören wir Bowies Golden Years. Das trifft recht gut Noah Baumbachs neuen Film, der zwischen zwei Polen schwankt: Der Weisheit des Alters und dem Optimismus der Jugend. Die Balance zwischen Ambition und Resignation... die ganze Rezension auf cinegeek.de
While Noah Baumbach's follow-up to "Frances Ha" doesn't reach the same heights as that film, it certainly comes closer than I would have dared to expect. "Young" neatly transforms from a whimsical comedy about middle age to something more akin to a horror film as Adam Driver's millennial reveals himself to be a master manipulator of the social media era - and Baumbach is savvy enough to let him get away with it too.