Somebody can see everything you do in this trailer for DISCONNECT

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Like a number of you, I spend a lot of my life on the Internet, and years of being a netizen have taught me how to avoid it’s worst pitfalls: Leave Britney alone, assume that everyone who claims they’re a teenage girl is actually a lonely man in his forties, and never visit 4chan. Even with these rules and more though, it’s still easy to run afoul of some of the seedier elements of the internet.

Just ask Jason Bateman and his friends, as they have to deal with everything from identity theft to boys tricking other boys into posting nude pics of themselves, in this first trailer for ensemble tech drama/thriller, Disconnected.

A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can’t find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today’s wired world.

This seems to play out like Crash for the Internet generation, and that is definitely not a bad thing since first time feature film director Henry-Alex Rubin has certainly surrounded himself with some top drawer talent – it’s especially nice to see the naturally charismatic Bateman breaking out of his usual funnyman guise to handle something a bit meatier, and both Frank Grillo and Alexander Skarsgaard are actors that are just one big role away from becoming household names. Rubin is of course a protegee of James Mangold (Cop Land, 3:10 to Yuma, Walk The Line, The Wolverine), directing second-unit on a number of his productions, before eventually picking up an Oscar nod of his own for wheel-chair rugby documentary, Murderball.
Now he’s trying to pull off a Paul Haggis, and judging by early buzz on Disconnected when it did the film festival circuit earlier in the year, he may just have succeeded.

Last Updated: March 4, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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