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While We're Young (2014)

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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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Cast

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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Taglines:

Life never gets old

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mientras somos jóvenes 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:

$21,075,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Driver made his film debut in J. Edgar (2011) in which Naomi Watts played a major role. 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 Five Fingers of Death (1972) See more »

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Eye Of The Tiger
Written by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan (as Frank Sullivan)
Performed by Survivor
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The script felt so rigid to be called a comedy and so not intriguing to be called a Drama,, kinda expected much from such cast..
19 June 2015 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

Gosh it went a full on talk and talk until the last 20 minutes where Josh finds the whole plot Jamie was sewing and things got really a bit interesting and intriguing .. The plot is nice , the idea is okay for a movie a middle age couple being affected by a hipster cooler one kinda stole my interest when i watched the trailer other that seeing "Ben Stiller" in it,, The script though felt so rigid and not quite easy to understand what's the story is truly about a happy ending presented in the last five minutes just popped like that ... i think it needs a deep thinkers to get what's really going on in here. The comedy was so wiped out by the drama , a couple of scenes where i was about to giggle but it went in,, the drama was just not that catchy ,, like i would watch the movie over three days pausing it in any minute.

As for the cast; well Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver and i really expected A lot from such amazing cast but i believe with such screenplay they couldn't patch the holes that the movie slow and not quite appealing.

Overall, the movie didn't leave any remarkable effect on me, i would ever think of watching it again and sure i wouldn't recommend it to anyone.


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