Jason reitman per adam sandler jennifer garner

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Jason Reitman. Per. Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Adam Sandler. Paramount, 2014. Film. For the spectator, the character’s online presence is displayed within the film’ s frame. The moment a character receives or sends a message via text, chat, email or social media, the message pops up, as it would do in your phone. In this sense, we can still follow what the characters are occupied with and it actually undermines the idea that the characters are disconnected. As a spectator, you know exactly what the message says that distracts the characters. This ‘dramatic irony’, the idea that the spectator has more knowledge in a certain situation than the characters within the story, works against the film’s main idea of disconnection and alienation. It would have been more powerful if the spectator would not know by what the characters are distracted, so the spectator would be excluded from what is happening just like the characters themselves are. The Follies of Humankind The film makes use of a voice-over by Emma Thompson, offering reflective commentary on the character’s behavior. Her lines and tone throughout Men, Women and Children is supposedly meant to be ironic, which comes best forward in the beginning of the film. Starting out with showing spacecraft Voyager circling through space, Thompson tells us that its cargo is records of human life on earth, to give ‘extra - terrestrial life a glimpse of humankind’. The connection is then
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73 made, after showing a shot of a suburban house, that ‘just as Voyager approached the edge of our solar system, back on Earth […], Don Truby was attempting to log onto Bangbus.com, a pornographic website featuring young actresses in the roles of helple ss hitchhikers.’ It seems that the film here wants to connect the ‘glimpse of humankind’ extra -terrestrial life might get, is not constituted by ‘whale sounds’ or greetings in 37 languages on the records in Voyager, but by the image of a 45-year-old man masturbating to young girls behind his computer. Moreover, the films seems to suggest that on the other hand technology has made unbelievably complex things like space travel possible, but is now mostly used in immoral and sexual ways. The film’s conclusio n needs elaborating since it foregrounds on the ambivalent message Men, Women and Children tries to put across. As if the film is not already full of dramatic moments, its ending moves towards a suicide attempt of Tim Mooney. He overdoses on painkillers after his father bullies him because his mother left them, after his father insists he continues playing football and after his father deletes his son’s account on the online role playing game he likes so much. Tim is very upset and contacts his girlfriend Brandy, whose mother is unfortunately controlling and monitoring he r daughter’s phone (see fig. 11). Brandy’s mother Patr icia impersonates her daughter and answers ‘Don’t you have someone else to bother?’ . As if this is not rather juvenile enough, Patricia continues ‘I’m bored of you’ and ‘I’m just not interested. Never was.’ After this interaction,
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