1 star for JK Simmons. Not seeing men or women, just children. Is tech making us simultaneously child-like adults and adult-like children? Narration is reminiscent of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Felt like I had seen this before, but I must have been thinking of Rubin's "Disconnect." The single commonality: lead comedic actor with facial hair.
Ugh. I don't know where to start. Too social media for me (?) I mean come on. Shit is getting old. I know it's from 2014, internet/ soc med is on its peak but meh, im done seeing films/ movies with the point of view that we are a victim of the digital era and those bullshit bcs come on, grow up. it's just a tool, internet is both helpful and harmful whatever life goes on. Nice tunes tho.
Vulture's Bilge Ebiri concludes, "The film is so enamored of its own facile ironies that it fails to go anywhere with its observations," and that's too bad because some of it is so spot on and some of the performances are so good. Reitman's tv work is better than his films, and Brit tv's Black Mirror handles the interstices of technology, relationships (between adults anyway), and morality much better.
Um espectacular retrato do actual impacto da Internet e das redes sociais na percepção da relação que mantemos connosco próprios e com os outros, sejam ligações amorosas, familiares ou de amizade independentemente da faixa etária. Capta a nossa atenção com factos tão exactos que chega a ser desconfortável de assistir. Como nos deixámos viciar pela Internet? Dá que pensar. Brilhante!
As we sit here on our pale blue dot in an infinite universe it's interesting that our advanced technology only widens the chasm between interpersonal relationships both amongst family and friends. Reitman's terribly named film bites off quite a bit more than it can chew but certainly demands a wider audience then its box office demise last fall garnered. Performances and stories vary but intent is there.
There is an undoubtedly special quality to this film that puts it up with other cult classics, especially those of John Hughes. The voice-over narration by Emma Thompson was very effective, at times funny, but mostly poignant. I enjoyed how each of the stories meshed together, and how in the end, even though nothing in the grand scheme may matter, everybody was brought back to a common ground. Excellent picture.