While We’re Young an insightful comedy – Blu-ray giveaway!

While We're YoungWhile We’re Young is a clash of two generations – Gen X and the Millenials. Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts) are a 40-something married couple who are nothing like their married friends who have a newborn baby and seem to have it all figured out.

Josh is a filmmaker who has been working on a documentary for the last 10 years, while Cornelia seems to have accepted the fact that she can’t be a mother after a few miscarriages, but she isn’t sure what’s next for her. They are clearly having a mid-life crisis. That is when they meet Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), a married hipster couple in their twenties who seem to enjoy life each day as it comes.

The four of them start to hang out and Josh and Cornelia envy the young couple’s carefree attitude. While Josh and Jamie go cycling, Cornelia and Darby take hip-hop classes. They party together and for a while Josh and Cornelia feel like they’re reliving their youth. Soon however, they start to realize that it’s not the desire to be young but to rewrite their past and to fill a void that they have been carrying with them.

The Gen X couple wish they could have a do-over in life. They have a hard time accepting the fact that they’re in their mid-forties. As Josh puts it, “I feel like a child imitating an adult.” But as the movie unfolds, we also see Josh having a hard time when he learns how cold and calculated Millennials, like Jamie, can be.

This representation probably won’t sit well with Millennials. Jamie’s misdemeanor can’t be used to represent all Gen Ys. But apart from this, the film tries to highlight the mid-life crisis Josh and Cornelia face. The film puts a light spin on it when Josh can’t believe he has arthritis and confirms with the doctor, “Arthritis, Arthritis?”

The film is sprinkled with hilarious moments and a thought-provoking plot that will appeal to young and old alike. Ben Stiller is a master of comedy but this film brings out a softer side of him. He succeeds in evoking sympathy for his character, who failed to impress his father-in-law or succeed in his career. Naomi Watts brilliantly gets into the skin of an insecure woman who is afraid to venture into motherhood. Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried paint a colorful image of a New York hipster couple. Adam is a delightful surprise as he effortlessly portrays an ambitious character with a penchant for fame and fortune.

The Blu-ray features include Behind the Scenes and Featurettes. ~ Marriska Fernandes

We are giving away five Blu-ray copies of the film. Simply leave a comment below telling us what’s your favorite Ben Stiller movie.

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  1. Bernie W • July 1, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

    My favorite Ben Stiller role is his cameo as the twins San and Stan Sweet in the Cable Guy. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  2. Crystal C • July 1, 2015 @ 11:56 AM

    My favorite Ben Stiller movies is The Night of The Museum series. Thanks =)

  3. Kevin M • July 1, 2015 @ 1:16 PM

    My favourite is Zoolander, though Tropic Thunder is close

  4. Steve Thone • July 1, 2015 @ 2:49 PM

    Still gotta be Night at the Museum, but Tower Heist was pretty good, and the really under appreciated Secret Lives of Walter Mitty was excellent.

  5. Juan Marquez Jr • July 1, 2015 @ 5:14 PM

    My favorite Ben Stiller movie is Meet the Parents. Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  6. Evan • July 1, 2015 @ 8:09 PM

    My fave role from Stiller was There’s Something About Mary. Great cast in that one … very funny movie. Thanks.

  7. Sandra • July 1, 2015 @ 9:36 PM

    Definitely has to be the movie “there’s something about Mary”… He showed us a soft, vulnerable side and you felt bad for him, but on the other hand his comedy timing was just superb!!!

  8. Andrea • July 1, 2015 @ 10:33 PM

    My favorite Ben Stiller movie is Greenberg. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Jenn • July 2, 2015 @ 1:18 AM

    Dodgeball!

  10. Derek • July 2, 2015 @ 2:40 AM

    While We’re Young! For real!

  11. Katarina G • July 2, 2015 @ 4:25 AM

    I really love his movie Secret Lives Of Walter Mitty. Thanks for the chance to win 😊

  12. kimberly T • July 2, 2015 @ 7:27 AM

    I have to say zoolander. Crazy but funny

  13. Lisa Mihalovics • July 2, 2015 @ 8:49 AM

    There’s Something About Mary

  14. James W • July 2, 2015 @ 9:40 AM

    Secret Lives of Walter Mitty.

  15. Craig Miller • July 2, 2015 @ 9:42 AM

    I’d have to gowith The Heartbreak Kid. Cracks me up every time I see it.

  16. Linda C • July 2, 2015 @ 9:47 AM

    Meet the Parents

  17. Tracy Pullman • July 2, 2015 @ 9:47 AM

    My fave Ben Stiller movie is the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM series.. They are great for laughs

  18. irene anderson • July 2, 2015 @ 9:54 AM

    Night at the Museum

  19. Janet Knudsen • July 2, 2015 @ 9:58 AM

    Zoolander is my fave.

  20. Jason Russell • July 2, 2015 @ 10:54 AM

    Tropic thunder

  21. Antoinette Fattore • July 2, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

    Night @ the Museum

  22. Carole Farhall • July 2, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

    My Favorite would have to be There’s Something About Mary

  23. Birdie Colleen Trafford • July 2, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

    Meet The Fockers ,lol , hilarious 🙂

  24. T Prior • July 2, 2015 @ 12:35 PM

    Meet the Parents

  25. Kate • July 2, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  26. guylaine h • July 2, 2015 @ 3:13 PM

    My Favorite would have to be There’s Something About Mary.thanks for contest

  27. Lori P • July 2, 2015 @ 6:29 PM

    Probably ‘Zoolander’ because the character is so iconic.

  28. Jim deglau • July 2, 2015 @ 8:22 PM

    Me and poly?? With Jennifer Anniston

  29. Jim deglau • July 2, 2015 @ 8:23 PM

    Along came poly

  30. Sylvain Provost • July 2, 2015 @ 8:49 PM

    “Zoolander” is my favorite Ben Stiller’s movie. The humor works on so many levels…

  31. Pearl Saban • July 2, 2015 @ 9:34 PM

    Meet the Parents…it gave us an intro to his quirky schlemazel-type character who scores the cute girl — and her parents. Very entertaining.

  32. Micheal Lefebvre • July 3, 2015 @ 1:44 AM

    Last movie seen was Meet the parents

  33. Claudette • July 3, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

    Love all those named before and Tower Heist too was pretty good … =))

  34. Emily • July 3, 2015 @ 1:29 PM

    Zoolander!

  35. Jason • July 3, 2015 @ 3:06 PM

    Dodgeball

    My favourite Ben Stiller movie would have to be Dodgeball. The fact of Ben Stiller playing an alpha male something he is not known for in many other movies makes it his best role and my favourite of Ben Stiller’s movies.

  36. Lynne J. • July 3, 2015 @ 5:19 PM

    Meet the Parents.

  37. Annette C. • July 4, 2015 @ 2:30 AM

    My fave & first ever seen film with Ben Stiller is There’s Something About Mary.

  38. jennifer • July 6, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

    Night at the Museum is my fave

  39. Debbie Bashford • July 6, 2015 @ 4:21 PM

    I like all his films but I really liked Zoolander, so over the top silly it’s a fun movie

  40. Caleb Chadwick • July 6, 2015 @ 4:29 PM

    Tropic Thunder

  41. seham merzib • July 6, 2015 @ 4:36 PM

    night at the museum

  42. guylaine h • July 6, 2015 @ 5:15 PM

    night at the museum

  43. Florence C • July 6, 2015 @ 5:18 PM

    There’s Something About Mary.

  44. sandy • July 6, 2015 @ 6:19 PM

    I like his movies from ‘along came polly’ to ‘there’s something about mary’ ‘meet the parents’ and was pleasantly surprised with ‘the secret life of Walter mitty’. Truthfully, I haven’t heard much about this movie and would definitely love to check it out! Thanks Tribute and good luck everyone!

  45. Cory • July 6, 2015 @ 6:47 PM

    They are all pretty great. I’ll go with a more recent; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I thought it was a very interesting movie. I like how it was shot.

  46. Grant Davidson • July 6, 2015 @ 9:46 PM

    best movie Dodgeball

  47. Debbie Klepachek-klimosko • July 7, 2015 @ 1:54 AM

    My favorite Ben Stiller movie is Meet the Parents. Thank you for the opportunity

  48. Debbie Klepachek-klimosko • July 7, 2015 @ 1:55 AM

    Meet the parents

  49. Nancy • July 7, 2015 @ 8:47 AM

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  50. Wally Thom • July 7, 2015 @ 9:56 AM

    Zoolander

  51. Ann • July 7, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

    Ted 2 is definitely a fun one!

  52. May • July 7, 2015 @ 10:56 AM

    Favorite is The Night at the Museum

  53. Maria • July 7, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

    Zoolander then The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Love Ben Stiller, great in all his films. FYI: my brother looks like a cross between Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler. Just saying…

  54. Birdie Colleen Trafford • July 7, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

    Something about Mary

  55. Gloria • July 7, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

    There’s Something About Mary. Hilarious movie!

  56. Toby • July 7, 2015 @ 5:23 PM

    Duplex!

  57. Cate • July 7, 2015 @ 6:09 PM

    My favorite would be Meet the Parents but I also had a good laugh seeing Night at The Museum

  58. Alison K • July 7, 2015 @ 11:29 PM

    My favorite Ben Stiller movie is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  59. Miranda Mak • July 7, 2015 @ 11:57 PM

    my favourite ben stiller movie is secret life of walter mitty

  60. Debbie Roy • July 8, 2015 @ 8:22 AM

    I love the Night at the Museum.

  61. Arlene • August 20, 2015 @ 10:14 AM

    In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty fans glimpsed a side of Ben Stiller never before seen.

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