"So, what do you want to know?" Tim Mooney (Ansel Elgort) asks his therapist in the opening moments of this "Men, Women & Children" trailer.
Tim's answer -- "I think if I disappeared tomorrow, the universe wouldn't really notice" -- makes it clear that he's struggling with some serious teen angst, but the rest of the footage helps us understand why. Everyone in Jason Reitman's ("Young Adult," "Up in the Air") new movie deals with the alienation that can come from too much use of technology, but at least Elgort's character (unlike Adam Sandler's) has something exciting he can look forward to: "There's a girl, though," he adds.
Elgort's sweet romance with the girl in question, played by Kaitlyn Dever, is fought tooth-and-nail by her mother (an overbearing, Facebook-hating Jennifer Garner). Meanwhile, other story lines deal with infidelity via hookup websites, online games, and -- no joke -- a mother (Judy Greer) selling her teen daughter's sexy photos on the Internet. That's about as real as it gets, folks.
"Men, Women & Children" hits theaters on October 1.