Review: The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network is a comedy-drama film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Film stars Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland), Andrew Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Justin Timberlake (The Love Guru) and Armie Hammer (Blackout).

The film is based on Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book called The Accidental Billionaires and directed by David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button & Fight Club)

The story follows how Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) created the idea of Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, along with his then best friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) supplied him with an Algorithm. We see how the friendship breaks down went he success of the business grows tremendously and with tensions from Napster founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake). This is all boils over to the inevitable multiple lawsuits against Zuckerberg from Saverin and the Winklevoss twins.

The film is nicely paced and David Fincher does a great job. Jesse Eisenberg portrays Zuckerberg well but i feel the best performace came from Andrew Garfield and i can see he will become a great leading actor soon. Whats interesting is that it is a great story so it doesn’t matter if you have or haven’t heard of Facebook or that your on it, you can simply be thrilled by a fascinating story.

The Social Network is definitely the film that sets of the new decade and shows how far socially we’ve come in the last 10 years in terms of Internet. I’m gonna give the film a solid 4/5.


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