Jason Reitman's New Film, Men, Women & Children, Offers Lessons in Modern-Day Parenting

October 22, 2014 8:37 PM

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Jason Reitman's New Film, Men, Women & Children, Offers Lessons in Modern-Day Parenting

Men, Women & Children, the new film by writer/director Jason Reitman, is now in theaters. The story, based on Chad Kultgen's book of the same name, follows a group of small-town teens and their parents as both generations deal with a variety of real- and digital-world issues. At various points the film addresses pretty much every parent-child issue that occurs in our modern, tech-obsessed society -- porn use, compulsive video gaming, fame-hunting, online relationships, and more.

When I first watched this film several weeks ago at a pre-release screening that Paramount Pictures asked me to host, I couldn't help but compare the onscreen story to life as many Americans currently live it. Most noticeable to me in this respect was the film's eerily accurate depiction of the curr...

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