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Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort and Adam Sandler star in Men, Women And Children

Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort and Adam Sandler star in Men, Women And Children

Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort and Adam Sandler star in Men, Women And Children

Adam Sandler has said his new film gives pause for thought about monitoring children's use of the internet .

The Wedding Singer star veers away from his usual comedic roles in Jason Reitman's ensemble cast drama Men, Women And Children, based on a book about how adults and children communicate while trying to navigate the dangers of the internet.

Adam, a father-of-two, revealed at the Toronto International Film Festival: "It didn't appeal to me in a like 'Oh my God, I connect with this so much' way, it appealed to me in a way that I knew it was a strong movie and a strong statement to watch.

"It's going to make people think. I don't know if you leave the theatre feeling good or bad, but you can take away it's all out there and you got to keep an eye on stuff."

Jennifer Garner - a mother-of-three - plays an over-protective mom in the movie, who monitors her daughter' s social media conversations.

She said: "Oh my gosh, this movie affected me so much when I saw it. You think it's a social commentary, but then by the end you're so emotionally invested in these characters, and it's about the kids - it's the kids' movie and we're all just there to support them. But you're so invested in their lives it ends up being really emotional."

PA Media