Director Jason Reitman burst onto the scene back in 2005 with his satirical comedy Thankyou For Smoking, which he followed up with Oscar-nominated indie darling Juno. His next film, 2009’s Up in the Air, was again nominated for a slew of Oscars. Reitman’s next two films, 2011’s Young Adult and 2013’s Labor Day failed to live up to the expectations placed upon them. One thing that cannot be denied is that Reitman is incredibly skilled at bringing out incredible performances from his actors, as even his weaker films have contained impressive performances. His next film, and adaptation of Chad Kultgen’s novel Men, Women & Children looks set to be no different. The incredible ensemble cast includes Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club) Judy Greer (The Descendants) Adam Sandler (Punch Drunk Love), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Rosemarie Dewitt (Rachel Getting Married), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks).
The film, which deals with the ways that the internet has changed our sex lives, recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to mixed reviews. Paramount has released a new trailer for the film and it is quite brilliant. It manages to set the tone of the film effectively, while also making us feel for the characters very quickly. It accomplishes a lot in less than three minutes.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
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.
Check out the brilliant trailer right here:
Men, Women & Children will be released in Australian cinemas on November 27.