Adam Sandler is currently starring in Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children, and the film has made him terrified of the effects of technology on children.
Men, Women & Children focuses on the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in the modern world. The film effectively plays on people’s fears of new technology and had quite the impact on Sandler, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Adam Sandler explained his fears at the Men, Women & Children press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival yesterday.
“As a parent, you realize that there’s stuff out there that can be painful to everybody, and it’s right there if you hit a button. It’s a rough thing to watch as a parent, and you pray you’re doing everything to protect your life and your family from going that way.”
Men, Women & Children depicts how teenagers and their parents navigate the internet, and how that ultimately changes how they see themselves and the ones they love.
Sandler’s co-star in the film, Jennifer Garner, admitted that new technology is a complete mystery to her according to the Times of India.
“We’re so behind. I’ve got to suddenly get on these things before my daughter wants to be on Instagram or Facebook.”
Jason Reitman spoke about the pseudo-benefits of technology that go hand in hand with things like the nude celebrity hacking scandal that happened last week.
“I think 100 years from now, we will feel so foolish how we were walking in the dark with this new technology. We got the Arab Spring and #Ferguson, and at the same time we have this nonsense that happened last week.”
In response to that, Adam Sandler turned back to his trademark humor.
“We have to just stop masturbating for a moment to figure it all out.”
Men, Women & Children stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, The Fault in Our Stars lead, Ansel Elgort, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson and Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris. The film tackles a wide variety of social issues head-on including video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting and the proliferation of explicit material on the internet. As the film progresses, each character’s decisions are explored in-depth along with the consequences – whether tragic or hopeful – of those decisions.
In the end it becomes clear that no one is immune to the monumental social changes present in our modern world through smartphones, tablets and computers.
Men, Women & Children starring Adam Sandler will be released on October 17th.
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