Paralyzed by postgraduation ennui, a group of college friends remain on campus, patching together a community for themselves in order to deny the real-world futures awaiting them in Academy Award–nominated screenwriter Noah Baumbach’s hilarious and touching directorial debut.
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It's good, it's sweet. The writing is probably the showiest element here, but I feel it doesn't always work. It's not always forced, but it seem like it's trying. Hard. The characters I don't really care for. Maybe because I couldn't distinguish them. They were all too similar. But in the end, it's a good start. I definitely prefer Baumbach's latest work, but this is enjoyable.
This movie is about me and my friends. I love every single actor and consider them my bitches. I wanted to buy team jackets, but now the word 'Cougar' has been co-opted. Must have seen it twenty times.
I have always been interested in seeing Noah Baumbach's first film and glad I finally did. Lots of what makes Baumbach great is clearly visible from this. Wonderful dialogue, the sense of milieu, characters adapting to transitions. Visually, there is nothing to write home about but the actors mostly sell Baumbach's specific cadence and style. Besides a nice highlight to Baumach's oeuvre, there's little else to see.
A movie I liked bc I'll take my Stillman knockoffs where I can get them and Eigeman and especially Parker Posey are great in it/completely elevate it. A movie I hate bc I hate men and the way that this particular man writes all of the women (and the teenage girl! whose wellbeing no one in the movie and no one writing the movie cares about!) for reasons it would take too long to fully articulate here.