Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Social Network

I watched about ten minutes of this before shutting it off. It opened with a conversation between two obnoxious, insufferable people, at least one of whom was the star so I assumed he was going to be in it until the ending. I didn't want to spend another minute with these characters, so I shut the movie.

I'm sure it's well written because the dialogue was intelligent and well constructed. I'm sure it's well acted because star Jessie Eisenberg is usually quite likable and charming, so I'm assuming the fact that he was so boring and obnoxious was an intentional acting decision. And I'm sure it's well directed because David Fincher is a famous, well respected guy.

But I turned it off after ten minutes because I found it to be unwatchable.

1 comment:

Justin Garrett Blum said...

heh. Wow.

But in fairness, the first ten minutes are the only ten minutes that play out with that kind of dialogue.