While We're Young

Synopsis: Middle-aged filmmaker Josh Srebnick (Ben Stiller) and his wife, Cornelia (Naomi Watts), are happily married, but stuck in a rut. So, when free-spirited couple Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) enter their lives, it's like a breath of fresh air -- especially for Josh, who pines for a youth he wishes he had. Soon, Josh and Cornelia are ditching friends their own age to hang out with the hipsters -- but whether the friendship can endure despite a 20-year age gap remains to be seen.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Production: A24
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
77
Rotten Tomatoes:
84%
R
Year:
2014
97 min
$7,008,208
Website
666 Views


MARINA:

It’s a mother fucker -- it’s a ringof fucking fire -- but it was themost beautiful experience of my life.

FLETCHER:

And I fell in love immediately. A

love I’ve never felt. I mean, don’ttake that the wrong way, Marina -

MARINA:

No, I know exactly what you mean.

It’s pure.

CORNELIA:

(how sweet)

Aww...

*

*

*

*

*

*

Pink (09/30/2013) 44.

MARINA:

(can’t help herself)

Oh, you guys should do it!

*

Yeah!

FLETCHER:

MARINA:

You’d make such good parents.

(catching herself)

I’m sorry, I’m sorry!

*

CORNELIA:

No, it’s fine. You know, we -She

looks at Josh.

We...

JOSH MARINA:

It’s just such a gamechanger! *

We STAY on Josh and Cornelia’s faces.

FLETCHER (O.S.)

When I saw her, I thought: “I knowyou.”

MARINA (O.S.)

It’s true, I recognized herimmediately.

*

FLETCHER (O.S.)

And because I’d been reading to herin the womb, she knew my voiceimmediately.

MARINA (O.S.)

It’s like in one moment,

everything is different.

FLETCHER (O.S.)

I read her Stephen King’s TheTommyknockers. *

FLETCHER (O.S.)

It’s like all the stuff before, fine,

you know, we’re figuring it out, butnow: Okay, real life. You know?

Josh and Cornelia nod.

A2 EXT. COBBLE HILL STREETS, BROOKLYN. DAY A2

Cornelia and Josh walk home.

Pink (09/30/2013) 4A4A.

2 INT. JOSH AND CORNELIA’S APARTMENT. DAY 2

They enter. An open floor-through of a brownstone. The

room, separated by large wooden pocket doors, looks half-

finished, framed pictures lean against the wall, projectsundertaken and abandoned. Some nice stuff, a couple ofantique chairs or a table. A water stain untended to on the

ceiling.

5.

CORNELIA:

I can’t remember Goldilocks either

anymore. The porridge part, but notwhat happens.

JOSH:

She gets eaten, right?

CORNELIA:

Does she?

JOSH:

There’s like an oven that’s too hot.

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Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach is an American independent filmmaker. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale and is known for making dramatic comedies. more…

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