I'll be honest. This is my first venture into the world of Noah Baumbach, or at least into the world of films he has directed. With so many well known films such as The Squid And The Whale, Greenburg and Kicking And Screaming (not the Will Ferrell one), even I'm shocked that this is my first film of his. However, I do have a knowledge of the films he has helped to write, such as Madagascar 3, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, all of which are excellent movies. From what I've seen and heard, he's essentially the more hipster version of Wes Anderson, and this very much shows in While We're Young. While it's not quite as polished or stylised as Anderson's films, it does have a familiar feel to it, but with a dash of Woody Allen to top things off. Take that as you will.
Noah Baumbach does such a great job at contrasting the two, never making it in your face, but not being obviously subtle either. There's a brilliant scene in which the two couples are having a conversation and they're trying to remember a fact about ice cream. Josh pulls out his phone to google it, but is halted by Jamie, who would rather just not know than cheat and google the answer. Scenes like this are just the tip of the ice berg, for as the film continues, we're treated with a variety of different contrasts, leading to an ending that couldn't have been better.