Jason Reitman has delivered some absolutely incredible films over the years, from Juno to Up in the Air, so it’s with great enthusiasm that we’re anticipating the arrival of his take on the Internet age, enigmatically titled Men, Women & Children. The cast is absolutely terrific, with an assortment of A-listers and red-hot up-and-comers, but the real cause for excitement is Reitman’s script, which looks to tell an ambitious story of how the connecting power of technology has rendered us more lonely than ever.
Early buzz about the film has been highly positive, with many applauding the dark tone and tense story. Particular praise has gone towards actors Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever, but the entire cast has been met with strong notices. Men, Women & Children also stars Dean Norris, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, J.K. Simmons, Elena Kampouris, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Dennis Haysbert and Emma Thompson.
Today, a bevy of new images depicting that ensemble cast (along with some behind-the-scenes shots) has landed online, and you can check those out below, along with the official synopsis for the film.
Men, Women & Children will open in select theaters on October 1st before expanding on October 17th.
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.