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Men, Women & Children (2014)

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Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever in Men, Women & Children

Details Release Date: Oct 17, 2014; Rated: R; Length: 116 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Ansel Elgort, Judy Greer and Adam Sandler; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Jason Reitman's comedy of sexual angst in the Internet age boasts an ensemble cast including Adam Sandler as an online-porn-addicted suburban dad and Ansel Elgort as a glum teen adrift in World of Warcraft. The movie itself was constructed to match our constantly darting eyes. ''We wanted to treat the film as if it were your computer desktop,'' says Reitman, ''so the movie is the background image and any window or icon can move on top of it.'' Even more high-tech are the opening and closing scenes, set in outer space (courtesy of the F/X team behind Gravity) and narrated by Emma Thompson. Sound unusual? ''Yeah,'' Reitman laughs, ''but it'll make more sense when you see it.''
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Aug 29, 2014 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Sep 28 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $35.0 1 $35.0 D
2. $17.5 2 $58.0 B-
3. $17.2 1 $17.2 B-
4. $7.0 2 $22.6 C
5.
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$4.8 3 $33.7 C+
6.
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$4.6 3 $46.6 C
7. $4.2 2 $20.9 B
8.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.8 9 $319.2 A-
9. $1.5 7 $79.6 F
10. $1.4 8 $187.2 C+
* in millions

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