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Men, Women & Children (15)

Comedy, Drama

A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.

The critical consensus

Reitman’s topical and melancholy drama is commendably ambitious. But its OTT plotting and alarmist tone make it a Reefer Madness for the Instagram generation.

***(*)(*)Kate Stables, Total Film, 30/11/2014

A new film, but the themes are old and tired.

**(*)(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 30/11/2014

Both heavy-handed and ham-fisted, this is a self-important morality tale where you can see everyone's uppance coming long before it arrives.

**(*)(*)(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 01/12/2014

The film mostly resorts to look-how-crazy-this-is handwringing.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 06/12/2014

A film that takes itself very seriously, it could surely have benefitted from some of the ironic humour found in earlier Reitman movies such as Juno and Up in the Air.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 04/12/2014

It's an exaggerated portrait of an atomised society, and it isn't as incisive, truthful – or as playful – as Reitman's earlier, better films.

****(*)Laurence Phelan, The Independent, 05/12/2014

Apathy, pain, boredom and lives of quiet desperation are all covered in an ambitious film that seesaws uncomfortably between soap opera, satire and heavy–handed moralising.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 05/12/2014

A movie that really engages with web use still eludes us. In the meantime, this engaging black-comic sketch will do.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 04/12/2014

Top marks go to young leads Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever, who manage to create their own believable world within the mawkish miasma of this flawed movie.

**(*)(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 07/12/2014

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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