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.