Film Review – WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (2014)

While We’re Young (2014; USA; Colour; 97m) ∗∗∗∗  d. Noah Baumbach; w. Noah Baumbach; ph. Sam Levy; m. James Murphy.  Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, Charles Grodin, Brady Corbet, Maria Dizzia, Dree Hemingway, Adam Horovitz, Adam Senn, James Saito, Ryan Serhant, Greta Lee, Ashley James, Matthew Maher. An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple. Baumbach explores themes of generational values, integrity and the fear of getting old in this poignant and funny commentary on modern life. Fine performances from a strong cast who make the most of a bitingly witty script. [15]