While We're Young

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"Life Never Gets Old."
  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.3  (53,462)
  • 77

While We're Young is a 2014 American comedy-drama film that explores the juxtaposition of the mid-life crisis and coming of age themes through the story of a middle-aged married couple, Josh and Cornelia Schrebnick, played by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, who find themselves drawn to a young, carefree couple, Jamie and Darby Massey, played by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.

The movie opens with Josh Schrebnick, a documentary filmmaker, struggling to finish his latest film which he has been working on for the past seven years. Feeling frustrated and uninspired, he begins to doubt himself and his career path. On the other hand, his wife Cornelia, who works as a film producer, is also feeling unfulfilled in her job and struggles to connect with people of her own age.

Their mundane routine gets interrupted when they meet Jamie and Darby Massey, a young couple who share their love for vintage things and worldly experiences. They soon become friends and start hanging out together, even taking a hip-hop dance class, in a bid to spice up their lives. The generational gap between the two couples is apparent, and the Schrebnicks are initially enthralled by the Massey's youthful vitality, enthusiasm for life, and their seemingly carefree way of living.

As they spend more time with Jamie and Darby, Josh and Cornelia come to discover that their new friends aren't as perfect as they thought they were. Jamie, a struggling documentarian, is not exactly the selfless and pure-hearted person he purportedly is, while Darby, despite her free-spirited nature, is still struggling with personal issues that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect marriage.

Through their friendship with the Masseys, Josh and Cornelia begin to confront the issues that have been gnawing away at them for years. Josh confronts the fact that he is no longer able to connect with a younger audience or evolve with the times, while Cornelia is forced to examine her thwarted ambitions and come to terms with the fact that she may never have children.

While We're Young is a refreshing look at the notion of identity and the search for purpose, no matter what stage of life one is at. The cast is exceptional, with Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts turning in heartfelt and nuanced performances as their characters navigate the complexities of their lives.

Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried also deliver memorable performances, painting a vivid picture of a younger generation in a way that is both funny and poignant.

The film is also marked by director Noah Baumbach's signature wit and understated humor, which adds an enjoyable layer of playfulness to the story.

Overall, While We're Young is a must-see for anyone who has ever felt the pressure of aging or the fear of missing out on life. With its relatable themes, mesmerizing performances, and clever writing, it is a film that manages to be both entertaining and thought-provoking.

While We're Young is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 77.

While We're Young
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    1 hr 34 min
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    6.3  (53,462)
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