Men, Women & Children (2014)

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Men, Women & Children (2014)
  • Time: 116 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Director: Jason Reitman
  • Cast: Ansel Elgort, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson, Judy Greer, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt

Storyline:

Men, Women and 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.

One review

  • Men, Women & Children means to be a serious movie, touching on life, love and identity in the digital age to make a social commentary / cautionary tale about the disconnectivity of the most connected era of humankind.

    Director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) and co-screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary) begin with the spacecraft Voyager 2 reaching the edge of the universe, carrying with it a record of life on Earth for other civilisations to discover. Yet look closer – what would others see? Chad Kultgen, on whose novel the film was based, presents a society tweeting, texting, and trolling, too lost in their virtual realities to open their eyes and appreciate what’s around them.

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