New ‘While We’re Young’ Trailer: Ben Stiller & Naomi Watts in Noah Baumbach’s Latest

The latest trailer has dropped for While We’re Young, the latest dramedy from writer-direct Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg, Frances Ha).

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts play a middle-aged couple who overturn their career and marriage when they meet a lively young couple (Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried).

We’re usually fans of Baumbach’s work, and this one looks to be another solid entry in his uniquely-styled corner of cinema. There’s a great cast and the plot, which we may get a bit too much of in this trailer, should provide the type of ruminations and awkward charm that Baumbach fans have come to love.

Extended synopsis for While We’re Young:

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are Josh and Cornelia Srebnick, happily married middle-aged members of New York’s creative class. They tried to start a family and were unable to — and have decided they’re okay with that. But as Josh labors over the umpteenth edit of his cerebral new film, it’s plain that he has hit a dry patch and that something is still missing.

Enter Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), a free-spirited young couple, who are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion — retro board games one day, acquiring a pet chicken the next. For Josh, it’s as if a door has opened back to his youth — or a youth he wishes he once had. It’s not long before the restless forty-somethings, Josh and Cornelia, throw aside friends their own age — including Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz in a sly supporting role — to trail after these young hipsters who seem so plugged in, so uninhibited, so Brooklyn cool. “Before we met,” Josh admits to Jamie, “the only two feelings I had left were wistful and disdainful.” But is this new inspiration enough to sustain collaboration and friendship with a couple twenty years their junior?

While We’re Young is an openly funny cross-generational comedy of manners about aging, ambition and success, as well as a moving portrait of a marriage tested by the invading forces of youth. No film has better captured the weird, upended logic of urban sophisticates: the older ones embracing their iPads and Netflix, the young ones craving vinyl records and vintage VHS tapes.

Powered by Stiller and Driver’s note-perfect lead performances and loose, comic turns by Watts and Seyfried, While We’re Young is a complete pleasure to watch.

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ETA: USA – 27 March, 2015. UK – 2 April, 2015.