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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

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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The real Modern Family. 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

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

The line of dialogue in the movie is presented as it was in the book - when the teacher gave the assignment on the attacks of 9/11, he claimed it was the first time a foreign force had attacked the United States, but in fact during the War of 1812 the U.S. was invaded by and Washington D.C. burned by the British. Additionally, although a territory and not a state at the time, Hawaii was a part of the U.S. when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. See more »

Quotes

Chris Truby: I've got, like, a pretty hard test tomorrow. So, I'm gonna go study.
[goes upstairs]
Don Truby: Yeah... studying.
Helen Truby: What are you talking about?
[Don gestures]
Helen Truby: You know, you're gross. He's 15.
Don Truby: That's all I did when I was 15.
Helen Truby: Yeah, that I believe.
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Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode dated 17 December 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Feel Love
Written by Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte & Donna Summer
Performed by Nick Hallett & Ray Sweeten
Courtesy of Plantians
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Really enjoyed it!
2 December 2014 | by Matthew-WHSee all my reviews

From the minute the film started i was hooked right in. This film deals with some really heavy subject matter and while we may not all relate to each individual characters story, we can all relate to how consuming technology has become and the internet. It was confronting at times but it was for good reason, it wasn't about shock factor, it was a genuine portrayal of a story. I felt for every character even when it was hard too. Ansel Elgort has a knack for ripping my heart out (Fault In Our Stars and this film). I was pleasantly surprised at how engaging and interesting this film was. While is seems to have been critiqued harshly by critics, i don't hold a film to any particular rating, i watch it for what it is and for me, not for others. I found the movie interesting, i enjoyed each character and learning their stories. Highly suggest this film but go in without a movie critic state of mind and take it for what it is.


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