While We're Young

Rated 4.0

Ben Stiller reteams with director Noah Baumbach (Greenberg) for a very funny movie about artistic integrity and learning to grow up. Stiller and Naomi Watts play a 40-something couple who are mildly content but perhaps a little bored with their lives. They meet a 20-something couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried) and find themselves drawn to them, adapting aspects of their “really cool” lifestyle. As it turns out, the Stiller and Driver characters are both film documentarians. This leads to initial bonding, but then it leads to big problems. Stiller gets a chance to do his funniest movie since Tropic Thunder, and Watts is every bit as funny (especially when she cuts loose in a hip-hop dance class). Driver and Seyfried are adorable, and a little scary, as the younger couple who still listen to vinyl and watch VHS tapes because it's cool and retro. Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz and Maria Dizzia get laughs as Stiller's older friends who just had a baby and are worried about the emotional welfare of their two pals. Baumbach is always amusing, and this is one of his better films.