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Up in the Air (movie)
Social media are the real villains of 'Men, Women and Children'

It says something about us as a culture that the moment that provokes gasps of shock in "Men, Women & Children" comeswhen a media-paranoid mother deletes text messages from her teenage daughter's phone. We're shocked at this parental betrayal, the invasion of privacy. It's only later that we remember, "Oh yeah, Mom PAID for the phone" and that everything else in this ensemble social media soap opera underlines how that shrill mother (Jennifer Garner) is right to be scared to death of how children, women and men are abusing this new hand-held god we worship. It's too bad this broad, heavy-handed tragi-comedy undercuts many of its most though provoking...

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