A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.
Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
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
When Josh leaves his father-in-law Leslie's apartment, a sign is visible next door for the National Arts Club. This means that Leslie lives on Gramercy Park, long one of the most prestigious, exclusive, and expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan. The homes in the neighborhood face Manhattan's only private, gated park, and only those residents have the keys to the park. Famous neighborhood residents have included Edwin Booth, Isadora Duncan, Gregory Peck, and Julia Roberts. See more »
I wish you'd look at me the way you look at Jamie and Darby. When we first met, you wooed me with romantic e-mails.
It wouldn't make sense for me to send you e-mails now that we're in the same room all the time.
See more »
Concerto In G Major For Two Mandolins, Srings And Organ (Instrumental)
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Max Goberman, New York Sinfonietta
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
A funny but uneven work about a character than can be irritating
It feels as if we're back in "Greenburg" territory with "While We're Young" made four years later, since we have the same writer and director (Noah Baumbach) and the same lead actor (Ben Stiller) playing a similar central character. This time, Stiller is Josh, married to Cornelia (Naomi Watts), a middle-aged married couple who find themselves hooking up with Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), a couple in their twenties, who remind the older pair of the freshness and spontaneity of youth while he struggles professionally and she laments their inability to become parents.
The female roles are underwritten and, while Driver is good, this is really Stiller's film. The trouble is that he is such an irritating character, unable to complete a long-running project to produce a boring documentary and foolishly trying to recapture his lost youth. There are some funny scenes and situations, but this is an uneven work with a sequence at a hippy retreat proving particularly silly.
41 of 52 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this