“First off, let me just say that I refused to refer to The Social Network as “”The Facebook Movie””. I dont know why that phrase really irks me.
Secondly, kinda surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Yeah, it was getting a lotta positive buzz, but I still held on to some skepticism going in. But the opening scene won me over like whoa with its quick, smart, witty dialogue. Ya’ll know by now, dialogue is key to winning me over with a film, and this movie totally rocked in that area. I know, not the most articulate profession of love for the spoken word, but hey I mean every syllable.
Cast was good as well. First fell in love with Jesse Eisenberg in Zombieland (Adventureland didnt quite do it for me) because he was such an adorable geek. This time, he was a geek with some edge or at least more backbone than before. Either way, it looks good on him. I’d only two days ago when the latest EW came in realized Andrew Garfield was in this, so that also made me happy. I’ve only seen him in a few flicks so far, but he’s quickly working his way up my list of faves. Points also for Justin Timberlake. I know your first instinct is prolly not to take him seriously, but he’s actually a fairly decent actor. Totally stole the first few scenes he was in, or actually most of ’em.
The plot was very interesting. I’ve got a lot of distractions going on right now that would made it incredibly easy for me to space out during the film, but that hardly happened at all (hey, its gonna happen at least a lil bit no matter what). Kinda makes you wonder how much was really real vs dramatized vs complete bullshit, although Im sure the real story really wasnt gonna be as exciting. It did take a little bit to figure out how all the lawyer meetings fit together, but once you got past that, it worked quite well. Yeah Im not describing that well, but if you’ve seen it you know what Im talking about.
I feel like there should be more for me to write, but my tummy’s rumbling and there’s some guacamole waiting for me in the fridge…
The Social Network – \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/