I had a chance to see it when I was in L.A. (it opens in Italy next week).
I read the script earlier this year and understood why so many people in my industry loved it.
There is some backlash. Some folks think Aaron Sorkin is overrated and the movie is sexist.
The movie is based on a non-fiction book and court documents. Aaron defended himself against the sexism charges. As for him being overrated, when other writers say that, I chalk it up to pure hateration. Really.
The man broke almost every rule Hollywood is shoving down our throats when it comes to writing a script.
There's voiceover, flashbacks, an unlikable protagonist and the movie open with a long scene full of quick dialogue between two people sitting at a table. This script is fucking brilliant.
In a climate where the majority of movies are geared to teen boys with ADD, I walked out of the theater moved and inspired.
Aaron (a fellow Syracuse University Alum) should win the Oscar for best Adapted Screenplay.
It's a drama but like The SOPRANOS there were many laugh out loud moments. I will see the movie on the big screen again and buy the DVD.
This is not a movie about Facebook. It's so much bigger than that and very timely.
Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara and Armie Hammer (in his first major movie role) were stand outs in a movie filled with excellent acting. Jessie Eisenberg...fantastic. There were several times I wanted to punch his smug face in. Other times I felt bad for him because he was so delusional about basic human interaction. I think people can stop comparing him to Michael Cera now.
Fincher proves again why he's one of the most interesting directors of his generation.
I'm glad Amy Pascal (the Chairman of Sony Pictures) took a risk and greenlit this movie.