While We’re Young

by Toby Woollaston

On the surface While We’re Young feels like a bit of lighthearted whimsy … and leaving it there would be entertaining enough. However, digging a little deeper has its rewards. Writer and Director Noah Baumbach has a lot to say about authenticity and how it correlates with our every day lives. Baumbach is often referred to as the new generation’s Woody Allen. So if you agree with that accolade (I’m sure some of you cringe at the thought) and add a hint of Jean Paul Sartre, then you’re close to where this film sits. I quite enjoyed it.