Director Noah Baumbach has explored a variety of personal subjects in his films, often using the darkest and driest sense of humor to do so, and he continues some of the themes from his earlier film Greenberg by reuniting with that movie’s star Ben Stiller for While We’re Young.
This time, Stiller plays documentary filmmaker Josh, who has hit a mid-life rut in his life with his wife Cornelia (Naomi Watts), until they meet the significantly younger Jamie and Darby (Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried) who introduce them to all sorts of new things as they start spending way too much time in Brooklyn.
While We’re Young is full of some of Baumbach’s cleverest and most astute observations on parenthood and getting older by contrasting the two couples in the movie, so it’s sort of like Neighbors without the penis jokes.
ComingSoon.net attended the New York junket earlier this week where we had a chance to talk with Baumbach, Stiller and Seyfried, mainly discussing their thoughts on younger people and whether While We’re Young was meant to be a companion piece to Greenberg or not.
While We’re Young opens in select cities on Friday, March 27, and will expand into more cities in April.