With his new film 'While We're Young', Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha) takes a complex look at the impact of youth culture on the previous, older generation. This is done by depicting the often comical interaction of two couples: Naomi Watts and Ben Stiller in their mid-40s and Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver in their mid-20s.

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts in 'While We're Young'
Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts in 'While We're Young'

Watts believes that the film pokes a hole in the current obsession with anything that seems young. "The funny thing about the film is that these people who pose themselves as this incredibly hip young couple turn out to be not as hip as they think they are," she said. "This endless fascination with the youth culture is there in all of us, and the irony of them using vinyl and typewriters and oh, let's leave it to questions and not know the answer, let's try and remember without looking things up on our phones! Ben and I are fooled into believing they are so pure. That becomes the genesis of our crush on them, and then we figure out they're not as authentic as they promise."

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To Watts, this is part of growing up, recognising the truth about yourself and also the people around you. "I think you're just more aware of others as you get out of your 20s," she said. "In my 20s - and these are generalisations of course - I feel like I didn't care about as many things or as many people, or even myself as much. There's more recklessness and more ruthlessness. We're not as considerate of how things land with other people, I think."

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She believes that 'While We're Young' has some important insights into this point in everyone's life. "I think when you see the film you walk away with this feeling that we're all the same: we all think it's better somewhere else," she said. "It's better being older if we're younger, or it's better being younger when we're older. And if we could just trust the moment that we're in and live it in the way that we best can embrace it, it would be much better for all of us!"