I'm keeping this brief because I am pretty tired. So I just got back from the movie theater where I saw The Social Network with my girlfriend, and it is definitely one of, it not the, greatest movies I have seen this year. I hate saying things like this but it might possibly be the best movie I have seen in years.
No, it is not an insanely deep plot line that requires multiple views to wrap your brain around, no there is no twist in the middle of the movie that changes EVERYTHING, and no not a single explosion or gunshot was shown the entire movie. This is a very real (if somewhat over dramatic) movie that is simplyintriguingto watch from start to end. The script is incredible strong and the acting backs it up better than I expected, even good ol' Justin Timberlake plays his part very well.
There wasn't ever a time where I had to check my phone to see what time it was to I could calculate how much time was left before the movie was over. I was absolutely engulfed for the entire 2 hours. The movie never felt fluffed up to add an extra minute or two and I definitely never felt like things were rushed; it was simply a perfect pace throughout the whole movie.
Is this a movie that I feel I must see twice within the same week like I did Inception, no not really. In fact I feel like I can wait to pick it up on dvd before a second view, but I don't feel like it's a movie where you need to see it again right away. The movie does it's job extremely well in one viewing, it's simplicity makes sure the viewer never misses anything while still providing a story that's easy to talk about after the credits roll. If you have doubts just forget about them and see this movie! You won't regret it.
Also P.S. to all those people rolling their eyes saying "wow really a movie about Facebook", would you kindly quit your complaining and go see the movie to see just how wrong you are?