You know that feeling you get when you just need to see an awful movie just to cleanse your brain from your everyday worries? Yeah, well, I get that a lot and frankly, it was not the case last night. Nonetheless, I watched Men, Women & Children because it seemed as a fun movie and because, well…Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Ansel Elgort.
What should I say? The frame of the movie is pretty nice, with the history of the Pale Blue Dot, a photograph of Planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1. But that’s the only good thing I can write about this movie.
You are probably wondering what the story behind it is, so here we go:
Based on Chad Kultgen’s novel, Men, Women & Children tell the story of four families and the way technology has affected their lives. From the passionate gamer to the porn-addicted teen and the super-protective mother, you can find here all stereotypical Internet users you can think about.
The favourite part? When Ansel Elgort started crying because his dad cancelled his gaming subscription. You go, boys, that’s the way a man should act!
And if you don’t believe me, here’s an excerp from Wikipedia about what the world thought about this movie:
Men, Women & Children received generally negative reviews and has a “rotten” score of 31% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 124 reviews with an average rating of 4.9 out of 10. The critical consensus states: “Men, Women & Children is timely, but director Jason Reitman’s overbearing approach to its themes blunts the movie’s impact.” The film also has a score of 37 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 35 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews”. Film critic, Robbie Collin, felt Men, Women & Children “played like a spoof” with others agreeing the film was “mawkish and clichéd”.
PS: I put this article in the “Must read / watch” category but my advice is not to.