Fifth about The Seventh

Men, Women & Children

Men, Women & Children:Men, Women & Children: Jason Reitman’s film presents some interesting ideas, but that doesn’t make the drama automatically engaging or strong. By one hand, there is a detachment (as well as some pretentiousness, particularly to Emma Thompson’s narration) in the way the story is told; by the other, most characters are too extreme, borderline caricatures. The mix makes the whole less relatable. The large ensemble is solid, but for the most part, given uninteresting parts to play; Kaitlyn Dever and Ansel Elgort, who have the most round characters, are the exception.

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