While We’re Young

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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While We're Young is the story of Josh (Stiller) and his wife Cornelia (Watts) and the meeting of a free-spirited twenty-something couple (Driver & Seyfried). They adopt a new lifestyle, complete with hip-hop dance classes and mind-expanding parties. But with each attempt to act young, Josh and Cornelia start to appreciate the rewards of growing old together. (Gary Reber)

Special features include six behind-the-scenes vignettes: The Cast (HD 02:09), Director Noah Baumbach (HD 02:04), Generation Tech (HD 01:55), Charles Grodin (HD 01:20), Ayahuasca Ceremony (HD 01:22), and Hip-Hop Class (HD 01:05); trailers; upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.84:1 1080p AVC digital picture is softly focused throughout, with a slightly “plugged up” appearance that veils clarity. The color palette is darkly saturated and rather unnatural, especially with respect to fleshiness, which are often orangish in hue. Contrast is not particularly well balanced, with blacks that are unrevealing, as well as shadow delineation. Resolutions are weak, with fine detail lacking throughout. Overall, the imagery is mediocre in quality, resulting in not a particularly great picture for a current-day production. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventional throughout, with an essentially dialogue focus. Dialogue sounds natural and fairly well integrated spatially, though, at times wanting. The music score is intermittent with a mixture of ethereal, hip-hop and rock qualities. Atmospherics are frontal focused as well. Overall, this is a rather mediocre sonic experience. (Gary Reber)