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Men, Women & Children

Jason Reitman and an all-star cast deliver a scolding sermon of the evils of the Internet

Men, Women, & Children

Left to right: Rosemarie DeWitt plays Helen Truby and Adam Sandler plays Don Truby in MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN, from Paramount Pictures and Chocolate Milk Pictures.

Writer-director Jason Reitman has a gift for the comic and calamitous in everyday life (see Juno, Up in the Air). But he’s lost his touch in Men, Women & Children, a scolding sermon on the evils of the Internet. Dad (Adam Sandler) is addicted to porn. So is his son (Travis Tope). The smut is so good they can’t get it up for real women. Mom (Rosemarie DeWitt) resorts to a Web escort service to cheat on Dad. Another mom (Judy Greer, terrific despite the material) posts near-naked photos of her underage daughter online. Yet another mother (Jennifer Garner) monitors her daughter (Kaitlyn Dever) so severely that the girl has to find a secret digital outlet just to talk to her boyfriend (Ansel Elgort). OK, I’ll stop. But the movie doesn’t. Preacher Reitman won’t be satisfied till we stomp our smartphones. LOL. WTF.

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