Everyone is On the Phone in Trailer for 'Disconnect'

Disconnect movie trailer
Paula Patton in Disconnect
Photo: LD Distribution

I was skimming through this just released trailer for Disconnect and expected to see Liam Neeson pop up as Bryan Mills any second as everyone is on the phone throughout most of it. Of course, that goes to the heart of the story, which is developed around our ever-increasing digital lives.

Directed by the Oscar-nominated director of Murderball, Henry Alex Rubin, Disconnect boasts a massive ensemble that includes Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgard and Max Thieriot. Here's the plot:

A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world.

LD Distribution, which handled William Friedkin's Killer Joe, is set to release the film on April 12 and just below is the first trailer and poster. Give 'em a look and see what you think.

Disconnect poster
  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Chris/ Chris

    Could be a really poorly cut trailer, but the tone is all over the place.

    • Gumby

      Did you see the title of the movie?

  • Winchester

    Trailer succumbed to overblown music towards the end but aside from that I think it looks like I would rent it but not go out my way to catch it in theatres.

    I can only slightly put my finger on why but it feels like it might be an attempt at a digital 'Crash' style ensemble story. Which means it could go good or go strained in it's attenpts to weave the stories together.

  • Scott

    From the title, I was kinda hoping for a what-if story about wireless devices suddenly ceasing to work. Not an NBC "Revolution" total electrical collapse, but just cell phones and wi-fi. Global economic catastrophe aside, I hope this does happen, if only to wean my girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter off her absurd dependency on her cell. She would honestly have a nervous breakdown if her phone were taken from her.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    Nice to see Jason Bateman in a dramatic role

  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

    Trailer was not what I expected in a good way. This looks like my kind of movie.

  • dslacker

    Could be good - or could be an overblown mess like Crash.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    I think this looks really good, I might see this if my local theatre gets it.