The Social Network ★★★★½

"You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you're going to go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won't be true. It'll be because you're an asshole."- Erica Albright

I remember seeing Inception in theaters back in July 2010 and that was when I first saw the trailer for The Social Network. I thought to myself: Really, a movie about Facebook! Are you kidding me! At this time however, I had not yet been introduced to David Fincher who has since become one of my favorite directors. It was probably sometime in the next 6-12 months after that that I saw Fight Club and Se7en for the first time and became a fan of the man for life. Had I known about Fincher when I first saw the trailer of this film I never would've doubted it and I would've been right not to.

I love the look of Fincher's films. I know I say it in pretty much every review I do of a film of his, but its the truth. His films all have the same visual style and I just adore it. The Social Network also has a killer soundtrack and stellar acting. Justin Timberlake is fantastic, Andrew Garfield is great, and Jesse Eisenberg is also superb in the leading role. All of the other performances are good, but those three are the standouts for me.

The Social Network is able to successfully suck the viewer in and make them actually care about the events and characters portrayed. I didn't think that a movie about Facebook could do this. The biggest driving force for the film is the script. Lets just say that it is one hell of a script. The dialogue is the best part of the film for me. It all just feels so real. It also makes for some great dramatic scenes of arguments between characters.

In my opinion, the main theme of the film is loyalty/betrayal. Through the course of the film we see some friends who are loyal to others and some who betray their friends. Its shows what happens to these people because elf their actions. This is a great aspect of the film. Overall, The Social Network is just a great film. I feel that I will only grow to love it more as time goes by (this was my second viewing and I already love it more). One of Fincher's elite. 9/10

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