Reviewed byjackboblee99Vote: 9/10/10
Men, women and children is an intriguing movie about how the internetcan influence our lives and what it can do to us if we stay in that'world' for too long. There were multiple different stories in thisfilm, all were great. Also the characters were all well developed andall have secrets that will make you question whether your own bestfriends have secrets and even your partner! The soundtrack was alsovery good and i really want to listen to it right now! The acting isgreat! Ansel Elgort is amazing, Jennifer Garner is also great. JenniferGarner's character is all about protecting her daughter on theinternet. She is paranoid that her daughter will come across a predatorand she is just over protective. Adam Sandler is also great, he isaddicted to pornography and has forgotten what it is like to be lovedagain. This film is great, I think it is a very under rated film whichwill be more appreciated as it ages.
Reviewed byMatthew HVote: 9/10/10
From the minute the film started i was hooked right in. This film dealswith some really heavy subject matter and while we may not all relateto each individual characters story, we can all relate to how consumingtechnology has become and the internet. It was confronting at times butit was for good reason, it wasn't about shock factor, it was a genuineportrayal of a story. I felt for every character even when it was hardtoo. Ansel Elgort has a knack for ripping my heart out (Fault In OurStars and this film). I was pleasantly surprised at how engaging andinteresting this film was. While is seems to have been critiquedharshly by critics, i don't hold a film to any particular rating, iwatch it for what it is and for me, not for others. I found the movieinteresting, i enjoyed each character and learning their stories.Highly suggest this film but go in without a movie critic state of mindand take it for what it is.
Reviewed byrumrolfVote: 9/10/10
This film shows the way the Internet changed the relationships peoplehave in real life with others and with themselves. I didn't feel likethe Internet was being blamed for those changes, but instead it justgave possibilities that people could take or not. This film is abouthow insignificant we all are, it makes you put things in perspectiveand analyze your priorities. Also, you end up having the feeling youdon't really know other people even if you live with them.
The story centers around a group of teenagers and their parents. Iliked the way they took stereotypes of teenagers and showed them in adifferent light, outside of high school. You have the cheerleaders, thejocks, the loners and they are all complex people instead of just goodor bad. I got a "The Breakfast Club" feeling because you see them aspeople who deal with personal issues and are not as perfect as theymight seem. When it comes to the adults, it centers around theirromantic 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 thekind of support they couldn't find in real life. That's why I think theportrayal of the Internet was realistic and not just plain negative. Ithink this film is a dialogue starter, a great film to be watched byparents and their children. It gets uncomfortable at times but if youtalk to each other about your own experiences with the Internet youmight end up knowing your family better.
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.