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Disconnect (2012)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 5 July 2013 (USA)
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A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.

Director:

Henry Alex Rubin (as Henry-Alex Rubin)

Writer:

Andrew Stern
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Rich Boyd
Hope Davis ... Lydia Boyd
Frank Grillo ... Mike Dixon
Michael Nyqvist ... Stephen Schumacher
Paula Patton ... Cindy Hull
Andrea Riseborough ... Nina Dunham
Alexander Skarsgård ... Derek Hull
Max Thieriot ... Kyle
Colin Ford ... Jason Dixon
Jonah Bobo ... Ben Boyd
Haley Ramm ... Abby Boyd
Norbert Leo Butz ... Peter
Kasi Lemmons ... Roberta Washington
John Sharian ... Ross Lynd
Aviad Bernstein ... Frye
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Storyline

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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Drama | Thriller

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desconexión See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,744, 3 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,435,950, 19 May 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Bateman stated that this is his favorite film he has ever worked on. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Rich Boyd: I knew there was something wrong with that kid.
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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Birthday Boy
Performed by Kidstreet
Written by Karl Snyder, Edna Snyder
Courtesy of Nettwerk Production Ltd./Nettwerk One A Music US
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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 carlton-brightSee 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(i.e.my 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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