While We're Young USA 2014 – 97min.
While We're Young
In their forties, married, complacent and middle class, Cornelia and Josh Srebnick are your typical New York couple absorbed by their career in documentary film. Their only regret: they haven’t been able to have a child. A fact that seems like failure when their best friends become parents. By chance, they meet Jamie and Darby, a couple in their 20s who are spontaneous, hip and positive – and who make take a fresh look at their lives…
What has happened to Noah Baumbach? Catapulted to the top of indie fame with The Squid and the Whale in 2005, which got him a Best Screenplay Oscar nomination, he confirmed his talents with Margot at the Wedding starring Nicole Kidman and Greenberg with Ben Stiller. Until he made Frances Ha, which, despite its charm and festival success, was somehow unsettling. As is While We’re Young: after a good start, it gets lost in a boring plot about awfully trite things and crashes in its last half hour. A complete waste of the talents of Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, with a few clever bits about modern life and what is normal. Otherwise a great disappointment.