Monday, December 16, 2013

Disconnect (2012)

Director: Henry Alex Rubin. Cast: Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Nyqvist, Paula Patton. 115 min. Rated R. Drama.

Three stories narrated in parallel, about educated people using the internet, Facebook, their iPads, and their cellphones, to build relationships with other entities online, and then trusting them, and then sharing their most personal info and intimate secrets, without even having seen the person face-to-face before, or confirming whether the virtual identity they're connecting with truly exists in the outside world - ending in the loss of their own privacy and existence. Disconnect is the story of us; it's the story of our times. Surprising turn by Jason Bateman, who before this was almost a nobody in movies. Not anymore.

Mo says:


  1. I will have to see this one. I have "friends" on facebook that have shared some very personal information with me. I felt uncomfortable but responded with what I felt was correct. I hate the fake feeling it gave me. I must say that I have never shared intimate details of my own life with anyone I didn't consider a true friend.

    1. If that's the case, then you should definitely see this. I consider sharing *any* kind of personal information on the internet (whether real friend or virtual friend) a no-no. If others hack into one's life online, well, nothing can be done. But at least we can avoid volunteering the info.