"Men, Women and Children"
Based on the 2011 novel by Chad Kultgen, director Jason Reitman’s Austin-shot Men, Women and Children examines how social media and technology has irrevocably changed our interpersonal relationships. The drama focuses on how two generations—parents and their high school age children—turn to the Internet to meet their emotional, psychological, and sexual needs. The ensemble cast includes Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt as a couple slowly drifting apart; Jennifer Garner as an overprotective mother who tightly controls her daughter’s social-media habits; Judy Greer as a single mother whose efforts to make her daughter famous may be more harmful than helpful; and Dean Norris as a divorced father unable to come to terms with the decision by his son (Ansel Elgort) to quit as the running back of his high school football team. Shot in and around Austin, Men, Women and Children received its local premiere on Oct. 5 when director Jason Reitman screened the film for members of the Austin Film Society. Reitman, who previously directed Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult, and Labor Day, specifically choose to shoot Men, Women and Children in Austin because of his love of and admiration for the city. Men, Women and Children opens Oct. 17 in Austin.
Aired: Oct. 9, 2014
Web site: http://www.menwomenchildrenmovie.com/