At some point, we have all been kept in the dark. And we’ve all held a secret of our own. Discovering you know less about someone than you once thought can still come as a shock. The controversial, new film, Men, Women & Children, explores this phenomenon and the added layers of complication that arise from online interactions. Tomorrow (10/16) Paramount Pictures and University Union Cinemas present a special, advance screening of Men, Women & Children. Come to HBC Gifford Theater at 8:00p.m., and see this contemporary comedy-drama before it premiers in theaters across the country.
Featuring Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Dean Norris, Men, Women & Children is a film about teenagers, parents and social media’s role in the dicey love lives they all lead. It's made up of interwoven vignettes and the themes of sex, angst and desperation that define suburban life for the film’s characters. Director Jason Reitman (Juno and Up in the Air) depicts his characters’ attempts to use technology as an escape from boredom, life’s troubles and their demons. He does this by dishing out a hefty helping of dark humor and by placing a unique visual plane over camera shots. This plane gives us an inside look at every word characters are typing in the windows of their laptops, smart phones and tablets.
Men, Women & Children promises to get you talking about how little you know about the people you know. Critics have been at it for weeks now. They’ve named the film one of the most successful depictions of today’s cultural disconnection. Taking a National Geographic-like tone, the film “looks back at humanity [as if it were a documentary] looking at animals in the wild” (Reitman). It emphasizes that while technology can facilitate serious trouble for its users, that trouble transpires at the hand of the person behind the screen. After you check out the film’s trailer, watch the short video below to learn more about the meaning behind Men, Women & Children.
For better and for worse, the experience of you and me is captured by Men, Women & Children. Don’t miss this thought-provoking portrayal of Generation Y and the way we connect with others. Free passes to the advance screening are still available at our office on the first floor of the Schine Student Center. Seating is first-come, first-served so get to the screening early. Then, sit back, relax and discover how little you may know about the people you know.
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Written by: Breanna Caires, Blog Editor