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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Noah Baumbach talks While We're Young

03.25.2015

I've long been an admirer of Noah Baumbach, director of THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING, GREENBERG and FRANCES HA. A savvy orchestrator of incisive comedy and adult drama, his films often focus on people who are having trouble growing up or accepting the fact they've grown up already; that interest of Baumbach's has never been more apparent than in WHILE WE'RE YOUNG. The film, perhaps Baumbach's straight-up funniest, looks at the unusual friendship between two couples; one a content but conventional pair in their 40s (Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts), the other a young, hip, adventurous duo (Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried). The latter's influence on the former is both funny and - sadly for those of us who aren't spring chickens anymore - strangely relatable.

In the conversation below, Baumbach and I talk about how long WHILE WE'RE YOUNG has been in the works, what made this the right time to make it, writing for actors and what he's working on next.

Source: joBlo.com

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