Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology
Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be "connected" in the 21st century. Shlain examines her own use of technology, and whether or not modern convenience is worth the pitfalls it brings.
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- Tiffany Shlain
PGThematic material including images of nudity, drug use, war and smoking
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this documentary explores the different ways that people connect around the world -- and the impact that these connections have on a global scale. It taps into issues like waste, the environment, war, and illness. The death of a parent and a difficult pregnancy are also major themes. Archival footage and Web images include references to political leaders, pop culture icons, and other recognizable people, as well as brief images of things like guns, cannons, and animated nudity. While the content overall isn't too iffy, chances are the subject matter and content won't be of interest to younger kids. References are made to being transgendered.
- Sexual Content
- Brief images of animated nude images, taken from medical and artistic pictures of both men and women.
- War is discussed; images of guns and cannons being shot. A brief comedy scene shows a woman slapping someone's face.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- The movie explores the various ways in which human behavior and technology can potentially change the way we connect on a global scale -- and the positive and negative consequences of those connections. The cancer-related death of a parent and a difficult pregnancy are also major themes.
- Sony computers are occasionally visible. Books written and talks given by author Leonard Shlain are prominently featured.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Smoking is visible. The drug trade is briefly discussed.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it