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A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communications, their self-images, and their love lives.

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Jason Reitman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Don Truby
Jennifer Garner ... Patricia Beltmeyer
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Helen Truby
Judy Greer ... Donna Clint
Dean Norris ... Kent Mooney
Emma Thompson ... Narrator (voice)
Timothée Chalamet ... Danny Vance
Olivia Crocicchia ... Hannah Clint
Kaitlyn Dever ... Brandy Beltmeyer
Ansel Elgort ... Tim Mooney
Katherine Hughes ... Brooke Benton (as Katherine C. Hughes)
Elena Kampouris ... Allison Doss
Will Peltz ... Brandon Lender
Travis Tope ... Chris Truby
David Denman ... Jim Vance
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Storyline

Men, Women and Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose - some tragic, some hopeful - as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Taglines:

Discover how little you know about the people you know See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue throughout-some involving teens, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pale Blue Dot See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,024, 5 October 2014

Gross USA:

$705,908

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,705,908
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Denman's character name is Jim Vance. Both of those names are in The Office (2005), a show that he was also in. See more »

Goofs

In giving the 9/11 assignment the teacher says that "Other than the attack on Pearl Harbor it's the only time a foreign force attacked anything on U.S. Soil." That is incorrect. Even if you do not include the Revolutionary War you still have the War of 1812 where the U.S. was invaded by the British and the White House and Washington D.C. was burned. See more »

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[Last lines]
Narrator: [recites extract from Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot, A Vision of the Human Future in Space] That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was lived out their lives. Every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there on the mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. How frequent their misunderstandings, how fervent their hatreds. Our ...
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References Avatar (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F BWV 1047
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Hedwig Bilgram, Manfred Clement, Hans-Martin Linde, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter, Hansheinz Schneeberger and Pierre Thibaud
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Interesting film about the Internet
27 October 2014 | by bbickley13-921-58664See all my reviews

The movie seems to be about everything that is wrong with the Internet.

It goes over how distant and desensitized the internet can make us. It points out a generation gap between adults and children as the title suggest. For the most part he's suggesting we have a problem, He maybe right, but Ironically the format of the film with displaying text and websites on the screen which is starting to become common in movies, only adjust us to the problem versus resolving it.

But the movie is not fully negative as it does point how being able to communicate easier with one another is helpful.

Overall I like the movie. It has a great ensemble cast with the likes of Adam Sandler proving he can do drama. The small stories blended together well, but I must admit the filmmaker was trying to show us a bigger picture which I did not get.

It was humorous and it's the type of film that makes you think. worth sitting through.


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