From The AP Party: Pop Culture Ownership Among Generations Gets Tricky When Everything Is Available

While We're Young

In director Noah Baumbach’s latest movie, While We’re Young, an older couple Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts) meets a younger pair, Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). Jamie and Darby are what most would call hipsters. At one point in the film, Josh and Jamie both express their appreciation for a commercial jingle from Josh’s youth. Later on, Josh expresses his frustration to Cornelia that, to Jamie, the ad is “just some kitschy thing he saw on YouTube,” whereas it’s a genuine part of his youth. Read More…

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