‘While We’re Young’

54da7bda8a2fdf64645fdd74_while-were-young-posterWhat should have been an insightful comedy into the generation gap and intellectual and artistic copyright is sadly anything but.

The characters are there, the scenarios are there, the ‘me, me, me’ hipster generation is there, the older, technology motivated generation is also there. Yet somehow it’s laboured telling falls flat – silence in the cinema suggested we were not alone in our thinking.

Neither couple are convincing – Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davies, Frances Ha) and Amanda Seyfried (Dear John, Mamma Mia) as the uber-cool, Harlem-living wannabe documentarians: Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as the Apple-product toting childless duo. The chemistry is not there, the timing is not there, the comedy is not there.

Rating: 32%

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