This is the trailer for Men, Women, and Children, the new movie from Juno director Jason Reitman. It’s all about how the internet has irrevocably changed a group of people’s interpersonal relationships—and though melodramatic, it doesn’t seem terribly far from the truth in its portrayal of gadgets and sadness.
Screens are everywhere—they’re sort of our second brains—but movies have only begun to show them in a not dumb way. Just watching someone text doesn’t work, but have the text pop up on the screen? That makes tons of sense. Look at House of Cards, for example. In the first look at Men, Women, and Children, it seems as though Reitman has had to take that idea a little bit further.
It’s not a movie where you have people texting and you just need to know what the texts say—it’s a film that features the internet as a central character that needs to be developed and styled just like a human character. And at least in the first look at this film, it seems to be the only character with whom other characters have a committed relationship with. The trailer is all we’ve seen of the movie, but you can judge for yourself when it hits theatres later this year.
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Ohhhhh. Now I get it!
Are you even serious, Manhattan?
I was born to live here. I was just born in London instead.
"i can’t figure out this problem"
teacher: use your head
Man I loved this guy.
He made me feel that it’s ok to be ‘weird’ and ‘not normal’.
He made me want to think differently and creatively.
He was a comical genius, and the person who I gained my sense of humour from.
He definitely wore it better…
I think I wore it better! pic.twitter.com/Cv0XtebBIX— Robin Williams (@robinwilliams)May 8, 2013
Last summer, we went to London for a vacation and I bought a queen Elizabeth mask. We then went to number 10 downing st and I demanded they let me in.
Oddly enough, he didn’t buy it.
I even tried to bribe him with a knighthood and one of my many castles.
Forgot my bloody key, and Phillip won’t open the door.