Being opened to the public, I was lucky enough to get a ticket. This is to be the only European screening with Fincher and it was fully booked.
It's about 6 pm, 1h30 before the show starts, when the public is able to get in. On a Hollywood scale, you would say it's a moderately large premiere. But the red carpet is here and a pool of photographers inside.
The wait wasn't that bad because we were able to see the venue on the theater's screen. As expected Justin Timberlake was the reason a lot of people came, or at least were waiting outside for autographs and pictures. And he was indeed quite generous with his fans.
An hour later, and briefly introduced, the whole cast makes its appearance on stage:
Director, actors and screenwriter are warmly greeted by the standing audience. Lots of cheering and cell phone pictures taken. We will only get a single word from Fincher ("enjoy the movie") and that's it. They all exit the stage probably heading directly to their promotional duties or a VIP cocktail a floor below.
As for the film itself, you'll probably enjoy it if you're a fan of Facebook or web 2.0 economy. Lots of computer screens, student parties and lawsuits. Aaron Sorkin's screenplay and Fincher's direction do their best to energize a story in which there is pretty much nothing at stake. And you may wonder if this enterprise is not vain and this flawless execution, as usual with Fincher, goes wasted. I'm probably wrong since The Social Network and Benjamin Button were critically acclaimed.
Anyway, am I the only one to regret that Fincher persist in not sticking to what he does best: thrillers?
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