A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

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Noah Baumbach

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Noah Baumbach, Henrik Ibsen (epigraph from "A Master Builder" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Cornelia
Ben Stiller ... Josh
Maria Dizzia ... Marina
Adam Horovitz ... Fletcher
Matthew Maher ... Tim (as Matt Maher)
Peter Yarrow ... Ira Mandelstam
Bonnie Kaufman Bonnie Kaufman ... Ira's Wife
Hector Otero Hector Otero ... Frank
Deborah Eisenberg Deborah Eisenberg ... New School Woman
Adam Driver ... Jamie
Amanda Seyfried ... Darby
Dree Hemingway ... Tipper
Matthew Shear ... Benny
Annie Baker Annie Baker ... Elise
Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... Pepper
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Storyline

Josh Srebnick is 44. He is married to Cornelia, 43, the daughter of Leslie Breitbart, a respected documentary filmmaker. The couple lives comfortably in New York Village and gives the image of happiness. But things are not so rosy as they look: on a personal level, their relationships have been cooling down while they suffer from not having children. On a professional plane, things have deteriorated as well. Josh, who is also a documentary filmmaker like his father-in-law, has lost inspiration: he has been grappling with his last movie for eight years now without being able to complete it. To be true, Josh goes nowhere and his marriage is on the rocks. Things start changing when Josh and Cornelia meet another married pair: Jamie and Darby, a generation younger, express their admiration for Josh (Jamie wishing to become a documentary filmmaker himself). Plus, they are much cooler, smarter and more uninhibited than the two forty-odds. Could they help Josh and Cornelia to revive their ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Life never gets old

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Alex Pettyfer was approached for a role, but turned it down. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Breitbart: How's my daughter?
Josh: How's she seem to you?
Leslie Breitbart: Seems well.
Josh: So why are you asking me?
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References The Net (1995) See more »

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Allegro [Concerto For Lute, 2 Violins And Continuo In D, V.93]
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Tom Finucane, New London Consort, Philip Pickett
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Disappointing
6 April 2015 | by judgejimpSee all my reviews

I saw the trailers for this, thought it looked funny and i like Stiller so gave it a whirl. What a mistake! This is not the comedy the trailers made it out to be, they show the best bits and when it came to watching the whole film it fell flat. This film was trying to be an intellectual dark comedy, maybe in the vein of Woody Allen but lacked the style, sophistication and plot. The mid life crisis thing, done many times before but better, the role reversal with the oldies doing the social media thing and the younger couple living like hippie bohemians felt like an attempt to be clever but just didn't feel real. The whole moral conscience thing Stiller had was muddled because of the way the plot didn't really make out that anyone had done anything very much wrong. This was deliberate but made the whole morality issue just too subtle for the audience to care. At the end i couldn't care less whether they had a baby together or not and found it all very irritating. I know it was supposed to be allegorical and therefore clever but to me at least it was just badly done and a bit pretentious.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

While We're Young See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$227,688, 29 March 2015

Gross USA:

$7,587,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,117,839
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1.85 : 1
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