WHILE WE’RE YOUNG

Directed by Noah Baumbach

Age is only a number, right? Or is it also something that predetermines the social groups we fall into, the way we behave in public and the way we regard ourselves? Noah Baumbach’s oeuvre continues to grow, with this funny, intelligent story about a couple in their 40’s at war with time. Every now and then the dialogue can be a bit too explicit in delivering food-for-thought monologues about the themes of the story, but this is fortunately contrasted with fantastic scenes with clever use of sound design and visuals to make a comment on the world we live in: a place wrought with contradiction, born out of the pursuit for our own identities. It’ll make you think – which is the cornerstone of any great film.

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