‘Men, Women & Children’ Trailer: The Price of Living in a Digital World
We got a first look at Jason Reitman's latest effort before TIFF 2014 with a non-speaking 'Men, Women & Children' trailer, but since it screened at the film festival to mixed reviews, a new one has, appropriately, debuted online.
'Men, Women & Children' is all about the private lives of people in a small town as revealed through their interactions with technology -- texting, e-mailing, G-chatting, ordering hookers online, etc. -- and this new trailer, which debuted on MTV, gives a lot more to go on. Starring a cast of familiar faces, including Adam Sandler, 'The Fault in Our Stars' heartthrob Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer and 'Under the Dome'/'Breaking Bad' star Dean Norris, the film shows us more of how each character's life intertwines with those around his or her suburban town, often through such darker twists as broken marriages or depression or an overbearing mother.
'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.
'Men, Women & Children' will hit theaters on October 1.