Frances Ha (movie)

Review: 'While We're Young'

Review: 'While We're Young'

The vantage point of middle age is delightfully cruel, affording a clear view of the generation of hotshots coming up on the rail from behind and the generation of long-distance thoroughbreds five lengths ahead. The opportunities for angst are limitless.

This is the comic perspective — justifiable paranoia, creative class division — providing the material for writer-director Noah Baumbach's zesty tale of two marriages, "While We're Young," the filmmaker's fifth worthwhile (or better) comedy in a row.

Think about that. Five in a row. That's quite a streak. Some are more daring than others; "While We're Young" may be the most conventional of Baumbach's...