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It is not a sexual relationship, but something more painfully intimate: a matter of self-esteem and social status. He is Josh, a once-promising documentary film-maker easing placidly into his 40s, teaching a film theory class but beginning to fear that his latest work, a solemn non-fiction film on which he has so far spent eight fruitless years of part-time work, may never get finished. He has a very happy marriage with Cornelia Naomi Watts , but resents his father-in-law Charles Grodin , himself an intimidatingly successful documentarian, a titan in the league of a Wiseman or Maysles.
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He's forty-four and the director of one acclaimed film from a decade or more ago. Since then, he has been working on another film—exactly one other film—and hasn't finished it yet, using up his financing, exhausting the goodwill of his one remaining collaborator, a long-unpaid film editor played by Matthew Maher. But, above all, he has been abusing and exhausting the goodwill of his wife, Cornelia Naomi Watts. Cornelia and Josh live in Brooklyn. Their friends all have children—and careers. At the point when they're in the middle of their lives, Josh and Cornelia still seem to be stuck at the start of theirs—and it's Josh's fault. Cornelia has put her life on hold for Josh's. Her mature, unselfish enthusiasm for his project and her devotion to his talent are being frayed by his failure.
See the full gallery. Title: While We're Young Josh Srebnick is He is married to Cornelia, 43, the daughter of Leslie Breitbart, a respected documentary filmmaker.