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Men, Women & Children (2014)

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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.

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writers:

Chad Kultgen (based on the novel by), Jason Reitman (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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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 »

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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:

$47,553, 3 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$461,162, 17 October 2014
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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This film premiered in U.S. theaters on October 1, 2014. It was removed from all U.S. theaters by October 30, and made less than one million dollars domestically. See more »

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Guild Wars does not have a monthly subscription fee, so Tim's dad couldn't cancel anything by calling his credit card company. 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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Written by Kid Koala (as Eric San)
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We are all insignificant and don't know each other as much as we think we do.
3 December 2015 | by rumrolfSee all my reviews

This film shows the way the Internet changed the relationships people have in real life with others and with themselves. I didn't feel like the Internet was being blamed for those changes, but instead it just gave possibilities that people could take or not. This film is about how insignificant we all are, it makes you put things in perspective and analyze your priorities. Also, you end up having the feeling you don't really know other people even if you live with them.

The story centers around a group of teenagers and their parents. I liked the way they took stereotypes of teenagers and showed them in a different light, outside of high school. You have the cheerleaders, the jocks, the loners and they are all complex people instead of just good or bad. I got a "The Breakfast Club" feeling because you see them as people who deal with personal issues and are not as perfect as they might seem. When it comes to the adults, it centers around their romantic relationships and their problems.

In all the situations, the Internet functions as an scape from reality, a way to explore new things, being someone different and getting the kind of support they couldn't find in real life. That's why I think the portrayal of the Internet was realistic and not just plain negative. I think this film is a dialogue starter, a great film to be watched by parents and their children. It gets uncomfortable at times but if you talk to each other about your own experiences with the Internet you might end up knowing your family better.


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