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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.

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... Rich Boyd
... Lydia Boyd
... Mike Dixon
... Stephen Schumacher
... Cindy Hull
... Nina Dunham
... Derek Hull
... Kyle
... Jason Dixon
... Ben Boyd
... Abby Boyd
... Peter
... Roberta Washington
... Ross Lynd
... Frye
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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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Drama | Thriller

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

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Desconexión  »

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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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This is the second movie featuring Paula Patton and Michael Nyqvist, with the first being Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011). See more »

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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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Connections

Spoofs Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

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American Daydream
Performed by Electric Guest
Written by Asa Taccone, Matthew Compton & Danger Mouse (as Brian Burton)
Published by Twonk Donklis, Cornbread Inc. & Sweet Science
(P) and © 2012 Downtown Music LLC and Across The Universe
Courtesy of Downtown Records
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Excellent telling of 3 stories relating to interactions on the web.
12 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm going to keep this a simple review, there's plenty of longer ones if you want that. I went to this movie with zero expectations. I wanted to see a movie today and this just happened to be 1 of the 4 playing at my small theater. The movie was very well done. All 3 stories were intriguing and believable. Many sad stories such as these are often over-dramatized and make me hate them. However, I found this one to hit the drama level perfectly. They make you feel for the characters and believe their actions (to which I'll say all of the actors did an AMAZING job, particularly the kids).

I almost wish I could see a feature-length movie of 2 of the 3 stories in this. Those being the bullied kid and the other of cyber sex ring. Those 2 were definitely hit their mark. I thought the 3rd, with the couple who lost their money to identity theft, was good as well...but perhaps not to the same level as the others. To be fair though, the other 2 might just have been more intriguing of a topic for me.

Just a quick comment on the Rating: Personally, I think this movie should have been rated PG-13. There was only light violence (not gloritized, either) and very brief, tasteful nudity. All while 2 of the stories were relating to very real scenarios related to kids. Meh, maybe I'm just being silly thinking kids can handle movies about topics they clearly live through.


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