The Twelve Must-See Fall MoviesPeter Travers runs down a golden dozen, from 'The Social Network' to 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.' Plus: Five flicks to skip
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The Social Network
In Theaters: October 1st
This film is better than the movie of the year. The Social Network also defines the decade. Director David Fincher, working brilliantly from a dazzlingly complex script by Aaron Sorkin, uses the rise and rise of Facebook to examine a generation that can't communicate despite its obsession with social networking. The performances are award caliber, led by Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The squabbling between Zuckerberg and his friends who want a piece of the site, including Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield is outstanding) and Napster co-founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake, a revelation), makes for a fierce and funny powerhouse, a modern Rashomon that will pin you to your seat.