It’s very rare that a movie leaves an impact. Men, Women and Children is an underrated gem. Although it seems as if it is just another cliched representation of nubile misgivings and teenage angst, however, the way it delves on those topics, the sheer level of perspective with which it portrays such things completely negates previous judgments.
The mere fact that Adam Sandler is not being his usual goofy self and is in a more serious role is very hard to imagine. But one is left marveling at how beautifully it is done. Not his best work, not Reitman’s either but I’m not looking.
Emma Thompson’s narration gives it a fitting end.
Here is a trailer for your benefit. If the trailer does not impress, don’t fret. I’ve learnt that trailers to good movies are usually the worst (in most cases).