The final line is emblematic of Noah Baumbach’s strength as a writer: without being overt, it summarizes the entire film. It is at once a perfectly ordinary sentence and the climax of the film. (In my memory, the opening is similar to Antonioni’s Red Desert.)
The black and white photography, location shooting, and music are part of an homage to the French New Wave. For me, it’s all the running that completes it.