The characters in While We’re Young
are hyper-articulate, upper class New York intellectuals. They seem infinitely capable of expressing what’s wrong in their lives, with lines like, “Before we met the only feelings I had left were wistful
,” and yet they are completely helpless when it comes to actually solving problems.
That’s a trademark of films written and directed by Noah Baumbach. He’s best known for The Squid and the Whale
, his 2005 drama about a family torn apart by divorce. He also worked on 2013’s Frances Ha