Now playing in limited release is director Jason Reitman’s (Up in the Air) latest feature, Men, Women & Children. Starring Ansel Elgort, Dean Norris, Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer, J.K. Simmons, Elena Kampouris, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Dennis Haysbert, and the voice of Emma Thompson, the drama follows the loosely connected stories of a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate life in the digital age. Loaded with great performances and a smart script, Men, Women & Children is able to tap into the zeitgeist of our tech-obsessed culture yet it doesn’t feel pedantic or forced. It was definitely one of my favorite films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. For more on Men, Women & Children, read Matt’s review, watch some clips or the trailer, or click here for all our previous coverage.
While at TIFF, I landed an exclusive interview with Ansel Elgort. He talked about making the film, how Jason Reitman’s script deals with so many different subjects, deleted scenes, what the last year has been like, losing his anonymity after The Fault in Our Stars, social media, Insurgent, his music, what he wants to do in the future, and a lot more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.