Written May 02, 2013
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.
Written April 16, 2013
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 April 24, 2013
Riveting, thrilling “Disconnect” is paradigmatic of the twenty-first century’s addiction to cell phones, internet; obsessed with 24/7 connectivity; diners, noncommunicative spheres; emailing, texting, eating, “I tweet, therefore I am”; constant collisions on streets and sidewalks; coffee shops, airports are hotbeds of the colossal mania to Twitter, Skype; Facebook has electrified, energized relationships, correspondence; also piloting the death of introspection.
cyber sobriquets. Terrifyingly pathetic; terrifyingly realistic...
At times contrived, minimally melodramatic but razor- sharp in portraying individuals whose debilitating quest for constant linkage leads to a disconnected, bifurcated existence...
FOUR AND 1/2 STARS!!!!
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Written May 05, 2013
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 April 28, 2013
I'm not a paranoid person who is afraid to shop online or create an online account in order to post on a blog or access a site's features. I don't think that someone is lurking behind every login screen trying to clone my passwords and ruin my life. I know that my teen is growing up in a different, electronically-oriented world than I did. BUT, this movie scared the pants off me! and made me really stop and think about all havoc that technology is capable of wreaking on our lives. It's not the technology that's evil, but evil-doers now have a bunch of new ways to wreck your life. And unfortunately, this movie mirrors some pretty grim headline's in the news lately, where it's not uncommon to read of a teen who was cyber-bullied to the point of school-wide humiliation or worse. As parents, this movie shines a spotlight on how little you know (or think you know) about your teen's private life. The intertwined stories reminded me of the movie Crash - very well done - go see it