1 hour 40 minutes
Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Grodin
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s so good to see Ben Stiller in a Sundance Film Festival comedy that makes better use of his quirky personality.
Stiller gets to stretch his acting muscles for a change, so-starring with Naomi Watts in “While We’re Young”.
They play aimless forty something losers who envy the 20 something couple they just met. Even friends closers to their own age can’t understand what Stiller and Watts see in a couple so much younger than they are.
Adam Driver’s about to burst the bubble of Stiller’s fantasy perfect friendship.
The remarkably gifted Independent filmmaker Noah Bambach knows how to tell an engaging story that reveals something about ourselves that we might night appreciate knowing.
“While We’re Young” brings back the wonderful Charles Grodin after a long absence from the big screen. This is a clever, perceptive grown up comedy that’s very much worth your while. And don’t go looking for “While We’re Young” in the multiplexes. It’s strictly for the art house crowd who appreciate grown up humor and have a more mature sense of humor.
It’s such a pleasure watching Ben Still coping with his Insecurities. You’ll gladly give “While We’re Young” 3 stars. There really is a vast difference between a play it safe studio comedy and the creative mind who works independently.