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Ryan Serhant's New Movie: What Do Critics Think?
The 'MDLNY' star has a breakout role in Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young'—but is he any good?
Ryan Serhant's new flick is a hit! While We're Young not only just scored the best indie film debut for 2015 after its limited release on March 27, but is also getting lots of love from critics.
The movie has an impressive 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the Million Dollar Listing New York star is getting praise for his work in the Noah Baumbach-directed film, which also stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Amanda Seyfried.
Serhant got early positive reviews for his role in the film from Film School Rejects and the Huffington Post after it debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. And the good reviews keep rolling in with New Statesmen calling him "comic gold."
"His timing and body language, and the dopey inflections in his line readings, are note-perfect," the reviewer noted. "He only gets two scenes (he pops up later being hilariously exuberant at a party) but he's the zingiest element of the film. It doesn't really matter whether Serhant decides to build on this acting career or stick with the property market. That pitching scene can still stand as a miniature comic masterclass and a lesson in gentle upstaging. He stills Stiller. He drives Driver off the screen."
The film as a whole has also charmed critics.
The Los Angeles Times calls it a "delicious satire about aging hipsters and their discontents." USA Today says the film is "a sharply observed and witty dark comedy."
"Baumbach's confidently charming latest, plays more like a Woody Allen-ish parody than any of his other movies, but the shift hasn't required a sacrifice in insight, heart or bite," Time Out New York adds.
The praise didn't end there about the New York-set movie. "Baumbach's eighth feature isn't just sharp, it's serrated—its jokes, and there are lots of them, come at you with rows and rows of tiny teeth," the Village Voice also says.
Serhant also shared a scene from the film, which opens nationwide on April 10, on social media.