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Men, Women & Children

Men, Women & Children

Jason Reitman (2014)

119min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Though it doesn't physically exist, the internet is just as real a place to us as Starbucks - a paradox explored in an ambitious, if overstuffed adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel. Anchoring the ensemble cast are Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt as the Trubys, both bored and looking for online kicks. He uses porn, she a dating site for love cheats, and through their son Chris (Travis Tope) we enter the dog-eat-dog world of high school. As one might imagine from the director of teen comedy Juno, this is where the meat of the film really lies, with a supporting turn by Jennifer Garner as a comically overprotective mother. On and off we see images of the spacecraft Voyager, alongside a voiceover by Emma Thompson that is so listless it sounds like a practice run. It threads together the many storylines, some of which you want to see more than others.

Summary

Four teenagers and their parents struggle to deal with the complicated ways in which modern technology has affected their lives and how they communicate. Issues such as celebrity, pornography and eating disorders put all their relationships to the test. Ensemble drama, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner.

Cast & Crew

Don Truby Adam Sandler
Helen Truby Rosemarie DeWitt
Patricia Beltmeyer Jennifer Garner
Narrator Emma Thompson
Tim Mooney Ansel Elgort
Brandy Beltmeyer Kaitlyn Dever
Donna Clint Judy Greer
Hannah Clint Olivia Crocicchia
Allison Doss Elena Kampouris
Allison's dad J K Simmons
Chris Truby Travis Tope
Secretluvur Dennis Haysbert
Kent Mooney Dean Norris
Brooke Benton Katherine Hughes
Director Jason Reitman
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Paramount Guidance: Swearing, sexual references. Released on: 5 Dec 2014

Drama

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