A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world.
This movie approaches a multitude of situations any of us could encounter in today’s world.
We often think tragedy only strikes others, so it is definitely food for thought.
Disconnect addresses situations we are all aware of but probably don’t pay much attention to, as they are outside our little bubble. The movie confronts you with those awful situations and asks you what you would do in those characters’ situation.
The directing was very good. I can tell there was a lot of thought put into the set according to each particular characters’ situations and even filming each scene.
Pretty much the only downsides I found were the couple dealing with the loss of their son – they felt like strangers well before that event, it’s like the husband’s military past did not even happen up to that point, for example -, and the FBI being so inefficient felt like a plot device to get things to where they needed to be for dramatic potential. Also, I had trouble dealing with the slow pace.
It makes sense because there are several different stories happening at the same time and due to the reality of the situations. There are no car chases or big explosions here, this is real life.
The stories reach their climax in slow motion scenes but I just could not feel the impact as expected, for some reason. I guess I found the build up to some of them either too slow or that it did not have enough background/development or I just wanted more.
Still, Disconnect is a very heartbreaking, real movie. The ending was just as realistic and I believe it is something everyone should watch, from as young as teenagers.