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29/03/2015

WHILE WE'RE YOUNG (2015)

Noah Boaumbach's comedy While We're Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He's an aspiring documentary filmmaker, a vocation Josh already has. Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel haging out with the younger generation, but eventually Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward and trustworthy as he thought. While We're Young screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

  • The observant and mocking humor that makes the film's first two-thirds so breezy and enjoyable gives way to shattering realizations, but Baumbach ultimately tempers that instinct somewhat by exhibiting genuine sympathy for Stiller's character.-Jack Vettriano
  • I have some problems with this movie, not all of which can be ascribed to the usual narcissism of small differences. But first it's important to acknowledge the acuity of Mr. Baumbach's insight and his overall generosity of spirit.-Leroy Neiman

          by:www.leroyneimanprints.org

28/03/2015

THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ(2015)

MOVIE INFO

Playing himself in this comedy drama from director Guillaume Nicloux, author Michel Houellebecq is kidnapped by a group of amazteur criminals who bungle their efforts from start to finish.

CRITIC REVIEWS FOR THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ

  • Hilarious, full of humor that is understated, wry and dependent on familiarity with interests as wide as Houellebecq's own.-Leroy neiman
  • The Houellebecq we see on screen is obviously rooted as much in fiction as in fact, yet what makes his performance so fascinating is the mischievous glee he takes in sending up his own persona.-Jack vettriano
  • A divertingly eccentric, often comically absurd movie about a novelist ... who finds something like happiness after being abducted.-Stephen Dalton

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by:www.jackvettriano.co.uk

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