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Brooklynite hipster fave Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale) is back with his most accomplished film yet, a near-autobiographical tale of a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage is turned upside-down when a beguiling, achingly hip young couple comes barreling into their lives.

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star as a pair of happily married, archetypal New York creatives. Stiller has wrestled for years with his dream project – an impossible to pitch and overly cerebral documentary – when a free-spirited and heartbreakingly Brooklyn-cool couple comes along in the gorgeous form of Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.

Stiller and Watts find themselves blown away by the spontaneity and sheer unbridled youth of the funemployed pair with their infinite leisure time and ever-changing passions and projects, and wind up jettisoning friends their own age in pursuit of a collaboration – and possibly even a meaningful friendship – with the couple twenty years their junior.

As full of laughs as it is heart, this captivating film sees Baumbach and co. firing on all cylinders, saying something hugely prescient about authenticity and real meaning in this tight, memorable little flick that’s primed to resonate with mainstream and arthouse crowds alike.

While We’re Young comes to the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle from Friday 3rd April.

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