Written May 09, 2013
Keeping an audience spellbound is a tough gig. Not so easy a thing to write, even harder to produce. Every now and then, things come together in just the right way as to make for one monumentally entertaining feature. This is one of those films. Were it not for this subject matter's conflict resolutions, I'd give this one the highest of my regard, as being especially enjoyable among mostly pabulum on screen right now. Problem is, while they did everything right, end to end, the story itself is an ugly one in that it's MOST uncomfortable to watch. While this is precisely the intention of the film makers, I tend to enjoy movies that leave me feeling better when I leave the theater, than I did when I bought the ticket. This is definitely worth seeing though. In fact, you won't be at all disappointed at having plunked down those big bucks for the whole 'night at the movies' package. Just don't imagine this movie is going to make you feel happier on exiting because it won't.
Written May 02, 2016
Pun intended. 3 separate stories with interrelated characters involving tragedies of the online world (teenage online pornography rings, teen mental abuse, identity theft, online gambling, checking out at the dinner table, and online support groups). It was well-done dramatization of these issues even if at times it was a bit formulaic. I didn't love the ending but perhaps there wasn't a good way to end it (perhaps a closing shot showing some people unplugging their computers or deleting a profile or maybe losing control and logging back in).
Written July 01, 2016
this film explores the interconnections between people, and exposes how very easily we can become disconnected and lost to each other.
Written August 24, 2016
One of the best and most thought provoking movies I have seen in a very long time. Recommend to anyone with teenage children. A must see. I was riveted in my seat when the movie ended, with tears over what I had just experienced.
Written October 22, 2016
I just saw "Disconnect" movie with friends. If you have kids, an iPad at home, and Facebook is part of your kids' life, you want to see this movie. It is a powerful commentary of contemporary American life. It rings so genuine to real life, you will easily see yourself in it.
If you are a film student or a patron of the arts, you will not want to miss this gem of American cinematography. Artistically, I hunger for movies like this, and I am fortunate if I find one every two years or so. It is rare to find a film where exceptional acting, high technical quality of Hollywood movie studio, and the heart and edge of an independent film script untouched by the movie studio system come together to create in your very gut a reality that is so powerful. Deeply relatable and revealing.