Damn, is Noah Baumbach going to make me actually like Ben Stiller? Adam Driver and Naomi Watts compelled me to push against my tendency to ignore anything Stiller, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how perfectly charming he comes off. While We’re Young features Ben and Naomi Watts as a 40-something couple thrown into chaos after they become friends with a younger pair, played by Driver and Amanda Seyfried. We Girls fans already know how the disarmingly sweet Driver can command a living room; looks like he rubbed some of that youthful magic on Stiller. Add in the always underrated Watts and a Beastie Boy, and it looks like Baumbach made another winner.
Scored by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and co-starring Charles Grodin, Adam Horowitz (aka Ad-Rock), Brady Corbet and Maria Dizzia, While We’re Young earned raves at TIFF, and opens next March (27th).