After Josh (Ben Stiller) and his wife Cornelia (Naomi Watts) meet a free-spirited twenty-something couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried), they adopt a new lifestyle complete with hip-hop dance classes and mind-expanding parties. But with each hilarious attempt to act young, Josh and Cornelia start to appreciate the rewards of growing old together.
The first thing that attracted me to the film was the cast. Each of these actors and actresses have been in some of my favorite movies over the years so there was no doubt that I was going to see this. This film is the perfect (and funny) example of how big the division is between generations and how so much has changed. You have an older couple hanging out with a younger couple and it makes for some really great and hilarious moments throughout the film. The whole cast was fantastic together and they all complimented each other tremendously. The back and forth between Stiller/Watts and Driver/Seyfried had me engaged and wanting to know where the film was going to go. Driver has this presence that makes him come across very easygoing and having that quality transition over into his character made the twist in the film even sweeter. Stiller’s performance was one that was unexpected. It wasn’t as dramatic as The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty as there was more comedic moments in this film but the story that it told was one that I could grab on to. I think as everyone gets older they start to feel similar to what Stiller’s character felt like. What I mean by that is that we all somewhat feel like the younger generation may have a “One Up” on us and seeing him trying to blend in and ultimately get screwed over is both humorous and sad at the same time. I honestly didn’t think that this film was going to have such an impact on me and I could definitely recommend checking this one out. 8/10
6 Behind The Scenes Vignettes – Various features that cover everything from the cast to behind the scenes snippets as well as hip hop dancing (yes, you read that right).