Baumbach has made some fine pictures (Frances Ha) and some deadening, hermetic ones (Margot), but it’s While We’re Young that really fulfills the promise of his brash but fine-grained debut. These new characters, like fast- forward versions of the first ones he wrote, have woken up middle-aged without a clue how they got there. While We’re Young embraces the bittersweet truth that it’s all we’ve got. Better yet, it floats the possibility that the people we thought we’d be were overrated, anyway.
March 24, 2015