The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS FILM - DC

Di­rected by Noah Baum­bach. Star­ring Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller, Adam Driver, Charles Grodin, Amanda Seyfried

A new, end­lessly con­fus­ing gen­er­a­tion gap is just one of the sub­jects skew­ered in the bril­liant com­edy from the direc­tor of Frances Ha. Watts and Stiller play mid­dleaged New York­ers who fall in with younger, hip­per Seyfried and Driver. In­evitably the older cou­ple end up look­ing ridicu­lous. The film is packed with hi­lar­i­ous one-lin­ers and man­ages an in­ter­est­ing take on the All About Eve nar­ra­tive. It’s a shame the fe­male char­ac­ters are so un­der­de­vel­oped. 15A cert, gen re­lease, 96 min

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