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'Disconnect' shows the perils of being Internet-obsessed

Still from the film 'Disconnect.'
Still from the film 'Disconnect.'

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These days, we're connected almost all the time. We make last minute plans with family members via text, stay-up-to date with far-away friends on Facebook, check work emails late at night at home on our iPads.

But are we so "connected" online that we lose sight of things happening right before our eyes?

That's a question posed by the new film "Disconnect," which tells several different stories of people whose lives are profoundly changed by technology. The film stars Jason Bateman, Paula Patton and Alexander Skarsgard.

"Disconnect," is the first feature film directed by Henry Alex Rubin, best known as director of the 2005 documentary "Murderball." He joins the show from NPR's bureau in New York.