Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Movie Review: The Social Network

The social network is a film about the creation of Facebook and how the youngest billionaire in the world, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook handled the controversy it came with it.

The movie starts with the reason Mark (Jesse Eisenberg) wanted to be famous and to create something that will make him likable; his girlfriend left him. So, in his sad and drunk hours Mark created a website called "Facematch" which hit 22,000 visits and crashed Harvard Universities network within hours.  
The website got him in serious trouble, but in the same time, it opened the doors for Facebook to be born. Three students in Harvard sought Mark to help them create an exclusive social network site, but Mark is not convinced by their idea and start working on his own site "The Facebook" and here we are hit by the first question: Did Mark Zuckerberg steal those student's ideas?
To launch "The facebook" Mark needed funding and for that he turned to his friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) who is the co-founder of Facebook. Together they took the college social experience and planted it in the virtual world of Facebook.
As the website expanded they struggled to collect the funding it needed to keep the web site running and for in that point the brilliant but very wild Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake)came into the picture and started a dispute between Mark and Eduardo. A dispute that broke their friendship and led them to face each other in court.
The movie hocks you from the first scene with the genius mind set of Mark Zuckerberg. Jesse Eisenberg language, movement and the look in his eyes make you believe that this man is the founder of Facebook. Jesse's performance is remarkable in this film. I felt like he was Mark Zuckerberg more than the real Mark Zuckerberg himself. It was flawless!
The movie was smart, sharp and thrilling. You don't understand half of their conversations, but you want to know more. It also leaves you with many unanswered questions: Who's wrong? Is Mark Zuckerberg a bad guy or a good one?  Was Facebook a stolen idea? Did Mark backstabbed his best friend?
It's no wonder "The Social Network" won 3 Oscars and was nominated for additional 5. The movie was a piece of art. The script itself is mind blowing. How every word was written to serve a purpose and in the same time grab the attention of the viewer. Aaron Sorkin genius work deserves more.  

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