Just when you thought you'd recovered from The Fault in Our Stars, Ansel Elgort sends another dramatic film our way to tug on our heart strings. It might be too early to tell whether Men, Women & Children will break our hearts like The Fault in Our Stars did, but the first trailer for Men, Women & Children sure seems to be going out of its way to make you cry while it's making you think. The film is directed by Labor Day director Jason Reitman, which isn't really a glowing recommendation considering how bad that movie reportedly was, but it features an all-star ensemble cast including Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson, Rosemarie DeWitt, and, of course, Ansel Elgort.
Men, Women & Children is a dramedy based on a Chad Kultgen novel that follows the lives of a "group of high school students and their parents", according to the Huffington Post, and examines the effect that the Internet has on relationships. The film will debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival before opening in wide release on October 17. The trailer gives us a glimpse of some of the storylines we'll be following, from Sandler's character being dissatisfied enough in his marriage to be start researching escort services on the Internet to Elgort's character receiving threats via text message to, most tragically, a suicide and the fall out from it.
The movie's tagline, "Discover how little you know about the people you know," resonates so perfectly in our social media heavy society, in which we can put everything about our lives on the Internet and feel like we know everything about someone when we've never spoken to them before. Or, worse, how we can speak to someone every day and never know what secrets they're hiding on and off the Internet. Elgort holds his own among this all-star cast and quite honestly I'm already reaching for the tissues here. Hopefully we can bounce back from this faster than we did from The Fault in Our Stars.
Check out the trailer below.