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InRealLife (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, News | 20 September 2013 (UK)
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InRealLife takes us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, to find out what exactly the internet is doing to our children


Beeban Kidron


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Ryan ... Himself
Ben Ben ... Himself
Sherry Turkle ... Herself - Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nicholas Negroponte Nicholas Negroponte ... Himself - Founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab
Norman Doidge Norman Doidge ... Himself - Psychiatrist
Nicholas Carr Nicholas Carr ... Himself - Author of 'The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains'
David Hall David Hall ... Himself - Commercial and Strategy Manager, TelecityGroup
Maggie Jackson Maggie Jackson ... Herself - Author of 'Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age'
Page Page ... Herself - 15 Years
Luis von Ahn ... Himself - Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew Blum Andrew Blum ... Himself - Author of 'Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet'
Danah Boyd Danah Boyd ... Herself - Researcher, Microsoft
Jimmy Wales ... Himself - Co-Founder, Wikipedia
Tobin Tobin ... Himself - 19 Years
Patrick Bellanca Patrick Bellanca ... Himself - Lead Producer and Designer, EA Sports


InRealLife asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. Quietly building its case, InRealLife asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net? Written by Anonymous

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Uneducated movie for the even less educated
25 September 2014 | by anspruchsvoiierSee all my reviews

The title and short description of this documentary sounded promising, but it already fell flat in the first few minutes where it actually tries to give itself the moral high point with an artsy intro which is completely free of information and rather just wastes time.

It then wastes over 10 minutes to interview some teenage boys about why they like porn. The answer of course is a given: because of the depicted sex. D'uh! Who would have thought that?? Only the majority of people have watched porn, online or not, so everybody but the most removed from reality already know the answer to this waste of time.

There's a lot of filler in between scenes that doesn't serve any purpose other than probably to set a mood which goes beyond me. A feeble attempt follows to explain to us how the internet came into existence. In the same sentence it's being explained that the heads behind it didn't foresee the role of porn, giving them somehow a negative slant. This kind of allows to reconstruct the question the interviewer asked, but which is not audible in the documentary: "Did the people behind the internet ever consider this could be used for porn?" Oh how very relevant... The same question could be asked regarding VHS-tapes, DVDs or Blurays, but what does that have to do with the supposed porn problem?

Shortly after, the interviewer is standing in front of a server center and has someone explaining to us that there are data cables in the earth that transmit all the data - even very sensitive data - through it. No really...Who would have thunk that... She then asks the server guy: "I thought the internet was in a cloud?" That was 15 minutes in. At that point I decided to stop this sorry excuse for a documentary. Not being able to ask valid questions in 15 minutes or not giving at least a shred of valid information is one thing, but trying to be so high and mighty to lecture people on the dangers of the internet, yet not being able to tell cloud services from the internet is where I draw the line.

It became painfully obvious that the people behind this movie have no clue about the subject matter. This will be obvious to anyone who has ever used the internet for more than sending emails. Don't waste your time on this.

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