Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Disconnect




A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online.  A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate.  An ambitious journalist sees a career making story in a teen that performs on an adult only site.  They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today’s wired world.

Disconnect is a movie that affected all my emotions from anger, happiness and sadness. I was at the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next.   I could actually envision all the events that occurred in the movie happening in real life.  From the single dad trying to raise a teenager on his own, to the teenager that likes a girl at school but not sure how to tell her or to the wife who seeks solace with people online.  All the people are searching for something.  But instead of reaching out to the REAL people who are around them, they find it online.  I suggest any child in middle or high school should watch this movie.  The cast of Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgard, and Frank Grillo did a superb job portraying their characters.  Movie is rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, language, violence and drug use. 

If you enjoy watching this movie, you might also enjoy Crash, starring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle and Matt Dillon, a movie where a car accident brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles.


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