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Disconnect (I) (2012)

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A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.


(as Henry-Alex Rubin)


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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. Written by LD Entertainment

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, language, violence and drug use - some involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 May 2013 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Desligados  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$210,744 (USA) (3 May 2013)


$1,435,950 (USA) (17 May 2013)

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At 33:03 in the movie, (in Jason's room) there's a poster of the album "Get Sharp" by "The Limousines". A song from the album entitled "Very Busy People" is heard later in the film. See more »


With the exception of Nina Dunham's iPhone 5, the phones used by most characters are actually iPod Touch devices. See more »


Nina Dunham: I'm a reporter, I was wondering if I could interview you.
Kyle: I don't know.
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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »


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It skillfully and dramatically depicts how our culture is now well-woven into the INTERNET fabric, but the final wrap-up scenes were oddly unbelievable
20 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie "DISCONNECT", clearly and dramatically depicts how our culture is now well-woven into the INTERNET fabric of reality. It is an intelligent and skillfully done film. The script is competent and well sculpted, with three simultaneous stories,but the final wrap-up scenes were (story-wise)oddly unbelievable, canned, pre-made, or "off the shelf" for lack of a better term.

There is a large percentage of the population( wife and I) that are not fully in tune (or dependent) on the current, internet-laced way of life, but I felt this movie effectively plugged us into understanding and relating to it.

Although the film resides in the Arts & Entertainment category, it also can be perceived as a valuable, cinematographic core-sample of the current culture and society,in ways that "Easy Rider", "The Best days of our lives", and others movies have done in the past.

It shows the"now"of our culture and society in humanistic, suspenseful, and moving ways.

I highly recommend seeing the film if you have the time.

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