‘While We’re Young’ looks at middle-age angst (Our grade: B)

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Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star in “While We’re Young.”
Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star in “While We’re Young.”

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star in “While We’re Young.”

By Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune

The vantage point of middle age is delightfully cruel, affording a clear view of the generation of hotshots coming up on the rail from behind and the generation of long-distance thoroughbreds five lengths ahead. The opportunities for angst are limitless.

This is the comic perspective — justifiable paranoia, creative class division — providing the material for writer-director Noah Baumbach’s zesty tale of two marriages, “While We’re Young,” the filmmaker’s fifth worthwhile (or better) comedy in a row.

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