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Here is the interview from Variety Studio of the cast of Men, Women & Children.
Jennifer speaks with the Toronto Sun about working with director Jason Reitman and what she has learned from him.
It’s official. Jennifer Garner is part of the Reitman club.
After starring in Jason Reitman’s Oscar-winning Juno in 2007, the actress bonded with the 36-year-old director.
“I’ve leaned on him a lot since we made Juno,” Garner told a group of reporters during a filmfest mini-press conference Friday. “He’s been a mentor to me, professionally.”
Earlier this year, Garner teamed with Jason’s dad Ivan for the NFL-themed Draft Day. “Since he’s not in the room, he’s my second-favourite Reitman,” she joked (she made the same crack about Jason in Los Angeles earlier this year).
It was during that shoot that Jason gave Garner the script for his ensemble drama Men, Women & Children — which makes its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Saturday night.
“It happened in mid-air between Los Angeles and Cleveland.”
Adapted from Chad Kultgen’s novel of the same name, Garner plays one the film’s dozen-plus characters — the tightly wound Patricia Beltmeyer. It’s a cautionary tale about teens and adults and the dangers of technology and our collective inability to communicate.
Beltmeyer monitors all of her teen-daughter’s social media interactions and if she sees a Facebook message she doesn’t like, it’s deleted.
She even implants a device on her computer that captures keystrokes and reads a copy of her daughter’s online interactions before bed.
“It’s dark,” Garner said. “But the book is so much darker.”
And she doesn’t fault Beltmeyer’s overzealous parenting style. “Every day you have the change to screw up as a parent,” she said talking about her own approach to raising three young children with actor-husband Ben Affleck.
Men, Women & Children features vets Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Dennis Haysbert starring alongside newcomers Ansel Elgort, Elena Kampouris and Kaitlyn Dever.
After adapting the book for the screen with Erin Cressida Wilson (Chloe), Reitman’s sixth feature is being unveiled at the familiar environs of the Ryerson Theatre.
It’s something that makes Garner feel great about the future of movies.
“You feel like (the industry is) going to hell in a handbasket, and then you come to Toronto and it’s OK,” she smiled. “Nobody is making money, but it’s OK.”
Asked if the shoot left her feeling like she was missing out by not having a presence on social media, she curtly replied, “I’m not going to talk about my marriage on social media. So, really, other than that, it’s just a time suck and I just have no interest in feeling guilty about not answering one more thing than I already do.”?
Jennifer wore a beautiful black fitted gown by Stella McCartney tonight as she walked the red carpet for her film Men, Women & Children’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
ET Canada shared this article today from an interview they did with Jennifer yesterday! She talks about parenting and having guidelines for her kids!
While in Toronto promoting her dramedy Men, Women & Children at TIFF, Jennifer Garner took a moment to sit down with ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey. And given the film’s title and subject matter, it wasn’t long before the topic of parenting came up. Specifically, Jennifer’s personal take on it.
“Not for a long time,” Jennifer says, when asked when she’ll allow her kids to own a cell phone. “They don’t need it. Until I really feel the need, that’s where I’m strict. But I don’t know — I still have an eight year old, so I just know that I’m a long way from feeling like that’s something we need in our lives.”
Jennifer’s policy extends beyond phones as well. “I don’t let my kids on a computer without me right there,” the actress explains. “You have to be on top of it because it would take so little for them to see something that could be an image that sticks in their head they don’t want to see. But… I’m 5 minutes from my child being at a friends house and having access to a computer that I can’t control. So it’s about having the conversations… I don’t know.. I’m figuring it out. I am not an expert in this… at all… whatsoever, but its seems to me, in the way I’m approaching it, is that its about just talking often and early.”
That said, Jennifer and her husband — actor/director Ben Affleck — do try to practice what they preach. “We police each other, we police ourselves,” she tells Cheryl, when asked whether they curb their own phone and Internet use. “We just try to have guidelines and say “okay, we gotta… we have to… put it down, and lets figure that out together, and we’re on the same page about it.”
More pics from the Toronto Film Festival … this time of Jen with her cast mates at the press conference for Men, Women & Children.
Jennifer Garner Online > 2014 > September 6 | Toronto Film Festival – Men, Women & Children Press Line
Jennifer Garner Online > 2014 > September 6 | Toronto Film Festival – Men, Women & Children Press Conference
Cinema Blend did this review of Jen’s new film Men, Women & Children which is premiering tonight at the Toronto Film Festival.
With all due respect to the male actors, I walked out of Jason Reitman’s new Men, Women & Children in awe of the ladies… and its their stories that stick with me days later.
Men held its World Premiere tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival. If you have heard anything about Reitman’s adaptation of Chad Kultgen’s novel, you know that it’s about “The Internet” (in a broad sense), and about how technology affects several members of a small Texas community. Reitman weaves through roughly 5 to 10 individual, horrifying stories which intersect as Men, Women & Children probes its subjects – sometimes deeply, sometimes superficially. He doesn’t judge. He just observes, and waits for the audience to recognize and empathize with the characters of our choosing.
So why am I gravitating to the stories of three women? Because of the outstanding performances of Judy Greer, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt, all playing suburban wives and mothers with vastly different problems to bear. I don’t necessarily relate to any of them. But I understand them, and I feel the pain they endure during Men, Women. Not because I’ve been in their shoes, but because the powerful actresses make me understand what it’s like to be in their predicaments, the highs and lows of their individual journeys.
How do these women factor into Jason Reitman’s equation? Jennifer Garner plays Patricia, a buttoned-up Conservative who fears the Internet and spends an inordinate amount of time going to great lengths to protect her daughter, Brandy (Kaitlyn Dever), from its evils. Rosemarie DeWitt plays Rachel, a bored housewife who actually adopts the screen name “Bored Housewife” when she begins to experiment with Ashley Madison – an online service that helps people conduct extramarital affairs. And in the movie’s most heartbreaking sublplot, Judy Greer plays Joan, a failed actress and failing suburban mom who runs a questionably elicit Web site that sells pictures of Joan’s teenage daughter, Hannah (Olivia Crocicchia) – who also dreams of stardom, celebrity and, most important, being recognized.
I have found some brand new stills from Jen’s new film Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Thanks to Angie for some of the pics!
Jennifer Garner Online > 2014 | Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day > Production Stills
Jennifer Garner Online > 2014 | Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day > On The Set > Misc
I am having so much fun finding new Jen stuff! Added 4 new stills from the comedy The Invention of Lying!