Tuesday, April 26, 2016

While We're Young

An unsung documentary filmmaker (Ben Stiller) and his wife (Naomi Watts), feeling out of touch with their peers, are flattered when a fashionable young couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried) takes interest in them, and his latest project in particular. Noah Baumbach's film on hipster culture, both young and aging, makes makes some excellent obsverations, has a few good lines, and almost pulls it off in the end but Stiller is weak dramatically, Driver and Seyfried are nauseating, and Watts, beautiful and talented as she is, almost seems a bit lost in her role. Plot twists are clearly telegraphed.
** 1/2 out of ****