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WATCH: Provocative 'Men, Women & Children' Trailer From Jason Reitman

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 19, 2014 at 12:40PM

Yesterday it was announced that Jason Reitman's new film "Men, Women and Children" will have an October 3 limited release. Today, this tale of modern American sexual frustration gets its first teaser trailer ahead of its Toronto premiere in September. It is artful, and provocative, and lonely-looking.
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'Men, Women and Children'
'Men, Women and Children'

Yesterday it was announced that Jason Reitman's new film "Men, Women and Children" will have an October 3 limited release. Today, this tale of modern American sexual frustration gets its first teaser trailer ahead of its Toronto premiere in September. It is artful, and provocative, and lonely-looking.

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. 

Starring Ansel Elgort, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson, Dean Norris, Dennis Haysbert, Rosemarie DeWitt and JK Simmons, "Men, Women & Children" sounds, on paper at least, more along the lines of Reitman's "Young Adult" (2011). Reitman has drifted out of the awards conversation since his Best Picture nominee "Up in the Air" back in 2009. He's focusing, instead, on making the films he wants to make.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.