As Sasha noted yesterday, Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children will open on Oct 3 and goes wide on Oct 17, soon after it screens at TIFF. In this trailer it comes across as an intriguing descendant of The Ice Storm and American Beauty, recalibrated to measure the emotional effects of our electronic tools, the hide and seek of social media in the age of online relationships.
“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 on Chad Kultgen’s novel of the same name.