The tragedy of Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children is that it was released the year it was made. A snapshot of today's cultural disconnection, in which Facebook, texting, World of Warcraft, and streaming smut lure people away from dinner with their families, the film's so current that its observations feel like alarmist accusations. In 2034, two decades of distance will give Men, Women & Children the weight of a documentary, the way that we now watch The Grapes of Wrath and think, "Steinbeck must be telling us how it was." He was and he wasn't. Truth is more powerful than fiction, but the most powerful thing of all is fiction that passes as truth — especially when the next generation can't... More >>>