Thursday, April 11, 2013

{#Movie Review} @Disconnect_Film in select theaters Friday, April 12th, 2013! Is the Film Debut of @marcjacobs a ticket or skip it?

Last week was a super busy week for me butterflies, jam packed with back to back events both day and night, and then my birthday, then a long weekend away (ironically enough, entirely DISCONNECTED and tech free), and now have over 7,000 emails to contend with in just one of my accounts, so me being in chicken without a head mode, I almost forgot there is a specific order I need to share my event recaps from last week in to have them make any sense for you!

I got to see a Press Screening of the movie Disconnect, which hits select theaters tomorrow, Friday, April 12th 2013. Because of my crazy schedule I didn't have much time to do any research on the title, but was super excited to discover that this release is also the film debut of Fashion Designer extraordinaire whose handbags I've long been obsessed with, Marc Jacobs! And then as the movie introduces the characters I was super excited to see Alexander Skarsgard who also plays Eric in my favorite TV series, HBO's True Blood!


A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. 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.

En Espanol:

Un abogado muy trabajador, atado a su teléfono celular, no puede encontrar el tiempo para comunicarse con su familia. Una pareja se coloca en una situación peligrosa al sus secretos exponen en línea. Un ex policía viudo lucha para criar a un hijo travieso que ciber-matones un compañero de clase. Una periodista ambiciosa ve una historia que puede hacer su carrera en un adolescente que lleva a cabo en un sitio sólo para adultos. Son extraños, vecinos y colegas y chocan sus historias en este fascinante thriller dramático sobre personas comunes y corrientes que luchan conectar en el mundo por cable de hoy.



Jason Bateman plays Rich Boyd in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

Hope Davis plays Lydia Boyd in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

Frank Grillo plays Mike Dixon in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

Paula Patton plays Cindy Hull in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

Andrea Riseborough plays Nina Dunham in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

Alexander Skarsgard plays Derek Hull in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

Michael Nyqvist plays Schumacher in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th
Max Thieriot plays Kyle in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

Colin Ford plays Jason Dixon in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th
Jonah Bobo plays Ben Boyd in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

Haley Ramm plays Abby Boyd in Disconnect, hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

Left: Max Thieriot who plays Kyle and Right: Marc Jacobs who plays Harvey in  the movie release Disconnect, which hits select theaters Friday, April 12th

My Take:

This film is kind of where 'Crash' meets 'the ills of modern day technology'. Is our society so dependent on technology that it's becoming oblivious to not just those across the globe, but those in the SAME room? Director Henry-Alex Rubin (son of art historian James H. Rubin) directs a strong cast. The movie is well paced and intense and Marc Jacobs is an interesting presence as Harvey, who lures young teens into becoming sex cam models. He doesn't play a nice guy here, so should it scare us all that he did it very well or should we just admire the newest skill he is adding to his already impressive resume?

It's actually the younger members of the cast who really shine here, the exploration of how cyber-bullying so adversely affects young people and their families is accurate, and if it doesn't scare parents into being more vigilant about what their children are really up to, then nothing will. Frank Grillo does a good job at portraying ex-NYPD officer Mike Dixon who after losing his wife and wanting to be home more for their son, becomes an investigator who has no idea that his own child is a cyber-bully. and while I have never been much of a fan, I will admit Jason Bateman gives a solid performance here as an ambitious lawyer who is forced to confront his lack of family presence when a prank gone horribly wrong causes his own son to attempt to take his own life (played expertly by Jonah Bobo who was also in Crazy, Stupid, Love. or if you have young kiddos you will probably recognize his voice as 'Austin' on the Nickelodeon series 'Backyardiagns' as well as the voice of 'Todd' in the animated video The Fox and the Hound 2').

Get Social:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Get the latest movie updates by following @Disconnect_Film via Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You can also check out the latest news on their Facebook page (and you can press the video trailer above to go straight to the YouTube page for the film).

I definitely say 'Ticket' butterflies, and if you do see it this weekend, please come back here and share your thoughts!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, no monetary compensation has been received by Ascending Butterfly, we were provided only with Press Screening access for editorial consideration.

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