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'Men, Women & Children' fails to connect, reviews say
'Men, Women & Children' fails to connect, reviews say

Oh, what a tangled World Wide Web we weave. Such is the focus of "Men, Women & Children," Jason Reitman's ensemble drama about the intersecting lives — online and off — of various teens and adults in a suburban Texas town. Despite the topical subject and talented cast, however, early reviews say the film suffers from the same problem as its characters: It just can't connect. The Times' Betsy Sharkey describes Reitman's film as an "anti-Internet screed" that "plays like one of those email rants you're better off not sending." She continues: "What nags is why a writer-director usually so canny in capturing cultural...

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