Ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival later this week, Paramount Pictures has released the first Men, Women & Children poster and it’s kind of fantastic. Up in the Air and Juno director Jason Reitman’s new film looks to be an incredibly dark departure for the filmmaker, as it follows the story of a group of high schoolers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, communication, self-image, and their love lives. Aside from the wonderful folks at Mondo, the world of official movie poster art has been frustratingly dull over the past decade or so. Thankfully, Reitman understands that the one-sheet can be an extension of the film’s creative expression itself, giving us this beautiful and slightly haunting Men, Women & Children poster. More of this, please.
Hit the jump to take a look at the Men, Women & Children poster in full, and check back for Matt’s review of the film itself from TIFF later this week. The pic stars Ansel Elgort, Kaitlyn Dever, Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, J.K. Simmons, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia and Emma Thompson. Men, Women & Children opens in limited release on October 1st and expands wide on October 17th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Men, Women & Children:
MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.
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