A heavy-handed would-be tragedy about modern life, Henry Alex Rubin’s Disconnect
addresses how the Internet and social media are driving us apart in exactly the same manner that Crash
attempted to show how racism undermines every facet of human interaction. Also like Paul Haggis’ movie, it gets buried under the weight of its own self-importance.
The ensemble includes Jason Bateman as a corporate lawyer named Rich Boyd. His emo teen son Ben (Jonah Bobo) becomes the victim of a cruel practical joke in which a pair of classmates create a fake Facebook account and pretend to be a girl who’s interested in him. When their actions have tragic repercussi...