Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Disconnect Review - 2 Stars

“Disconnect” weaves several internet stories in an effort to feel “of the moment.”  Paula Patton and Alexander Skarsgard deal with identity theft, Max Thieriot plays a cyber sex worker involved with ambitious television reporter Andrea Riseborough (she’s in Tom Cruise’s new movie “Oblivion” and is a very interesting actress.) and most tragically Hope Davis and Jason Bateman play the parents of a young boy teased and cyber bullied to a disturbing conclusion.  “Disconnect” gets a little unnerving which I supposed marks strong storytelling.  But it also feels manipulative.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Another contemporary mis-mash inspired by “Crash”.  Is it entertaining?  Lacks spark. Is it worth the price of admission?  Mixed review.