There’s no denying that the Internet has changed human society. And in the case of the rest of us discovering all the really weird and twisted crap that people get up to in Japan, it’s not always for the better. Luckily, Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In The Air) has not made a movie about those changes. What he has made though, is Men, Women & Children, a star studded drama all about how the internet and various communication technologies have influenced interpersonal relationships, particularly between teenagers and their parents, for good and bad.
The movie also has Adam Sandler in it, but don’t hold that against it, as it seems to be quite the intriguing film. There’s no dialogue or story specifics in this trailer, but it does give us a look at the very interesting way that all the internet communications will be displayed on screen. Also, lots of very upset people.
“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. Based on the novel by Chad Kultgen.
Men, Women and Children stars Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, and Adam Sandler. It is scheduled for theatrical release on October 3, 2014, but will making its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Last Updated: August 21, 2014