Disconnect trailer, powerful and surprising
It isn't something we think about too much these days, the information we hand out online on social networks, on website profiles and to strangers on the internet whom we've never met face to face just exchanged information with, and depending on how trusting you are is usually a sign of how much you'll give away.
Disconnect looks into that potential terrifying situation where people give too much of themselves away and what this constantly connected world is doing to us all.
The trailer for Disconnect is one that I initially dismissed, I didn't think it was going to be that interesting if truth be told, then I saw the cast list and after the first few scenes the trailer does start to grab you.
It begins on a small and very identifiable scale and builds the thread as well as introducing other threads which show the potential pitfalls of an online life and it looks good, far better than the tag line sells the film.
Here's the blurb for Disconnect:
A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world.
That last line in the blurb is the one I saw before and was turned off to pretty quickly, however the trailer is a different story and does start to look very interesting. I do hope it lives up to what it's presenting here.
Here's the trailer through TrailerAddict for Disconnect:
The film stars Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgård, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Hope Davis and Max Thieriot and is directed by Henry Alex Rubin. Now if you don't know who Rubin is well he directed the documentary Murderball and was a second unit director on the excellent Cop Land and Girl, Interrupted. Now this does sound interesting.
The subject matter sounds promising and is extremely relevant, there is a strong list of acting talent, and there's the surprising director choice.