I finally got around to seeing Chef (2014) last night. A feel good movie about a Chef who finds creative satisfaction through a food truck. A cute movie but what I really came away with was how they showed social media usage.
In the past, portaying texting, social media, or other phone based activities has been boring and anticlimactic to me. Now filmmakers are not only making the display of these devises more engaging to the audience, these intangibles are playing more of a central role in stories. In Chef, it could be argued that social media itself is a character in the film and had to be portrayed somehow. All that to say, I was really impressed how twitter was used.