Technology has run rampant in our everyday lives, and director Jason Reitman wants you to know about it in his big ensemble adaptation of Men, Women & Children. From cell phones to home computers, it’s pretty difficult to breakaway from our interactive light screens. How has the digital age affected human interaction? Watch the trailer after the break and see for yourself.
I don’t know about you, but I get very angry watching this trailer. Not how it is presented or because I think the film will be terrible, but because we as a society have practically turned into these walking, mindless shells of people glued to a little screen every waking moment. It’s sad really.
There isn’t much in the way of plot given, let alone dialogue, but I think Reitman has painted a really powerful picture here. I find the dynamic between the visual effects and the actors to be very moving in their subtle glances at what they’re interacting with. Everyone looks like they a lost and terribly alone.
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Here is the official synopsis for Men, Women & Children courtesy of the film’s official website:
Men, Women & Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.
Directed by Jason Reitman, Men, Women & Children stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort, Kaitlyn Dever, Emma Thmopson, Dennis Haysbert, and J.K. Simmons.
Men, Women & Children receives a limited release on October 3 and a wide release on October 17.
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