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April 9, 2015

by Matt Lynch Film

While We’re Young | Noah Baumbach

April 9, 2015

Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg opened with Greta Gerwig’s character, a young woman working as a wealthy man’s personal assistant, trying to merge into traffic, saying “Are you gonna let me in?” Baumbach’s latest, While We’re Young, begins with a quote from Ibsen’s The Master Builder in which a young woman suggests to a dying architect that he “open the door to the younger generation.” While We’re Young is in some ways a recontextualization of Greenberg; in both films Ben Stiller plays a man trapped psychologically by his emotional hangups and professional…

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