Both types of action, that the title claims to be lacking in the film and that’s the only thing you can whip Noah for, in Kicking And Screaming.
The writer and director Noah Baumbach’s Kicking and Screaming is funny. Natural funny, not let me set this or that up so that when this or that is triggered, it’ll be funny. Both the setups and the punchline is that one same line. His film is present in that sense. And it’s a wonderful message that he passes on through this approach. Especially if all of his characters in his films are struggling in securing their future. They’d have to be present in order to get to the next step. Along with this what Noah has been good at is keeping his films low key. It is difficult to spot his work on radar. He’ll be subtle on switching the tone and turning into different acts without making any noise.