Jason Reitman has made a lot of good movies in his career so when he makes a new one it’s worth taking notice. Oh, and he’s made a new one.
No dialogue here but the tone is pretty clear: people are miserable. It’s a simple premise and kind of timely.
Men, Women, & Children comes out in October (limited release on the 3rd, wide release on the 17th). It already played at the Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews.
Here’s a synopsis and the poster.
MEN, WOMEN & 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.