Synopsis: A look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today’s world.
Release Date: October 3, 2014
Thoughts: Earlier in 2014 Jason Reitman had what some consider his first real stumble with the coolly received Labor Day. I was one of the few that seemed to absolve it from its awkward assembly and languid pacing because it’s clear that Reitman is a filmmaker that knows exactly what he’s doing and what he wants to say. With October’s Men, Women & Children, Reitman is taking a page from the American Beauty experience and digging under the perfect veneer of a suburbia and its inhabitants. With its tantalizing images played over a silky update of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”, I get the feeling Men, Women & Children has the potential to truly put Reitman on the A list if handled correctly.