How little do we know about the people that we know? Has technology destroyed the way we act with one another? In Jason Reitman’s new film, Men, Women & Children, takes a somber look at the way we connect with one another, or how we aren’t connecting. Watch the new full-length trailer after the break.
Now if you’ve seen Leslie Libman’s Disconnected two years ago, Men, Women & Children may seem a tad familiar. The themes are very similar, but the stories between the characters are far more grounded and believable. I was not a fan of Reitman’s Labor Day, which released earlier this year, but I like the subject matter and tone Men, Women & Children has.
Perhaps the machines have already won? What if their goal all along was to make us physically dependent of them to the point that we are driving ourselves apart so emotionally, forgetting what human connection is, that we destroy each other, never pointing the blame at technology?
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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 then has its wide release on October 17.
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