The Social Network
The story behind the massive social networking site Facebook gets the big-screen treatment with this Columbia Pictures production scripted by The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher (“The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button”). The film focuses on Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg’s (Jesse Eisenberg) ladder to the top after creating one of the biggest Internet sensations. Justin Timberlake co-stars as Napster co-creator Sean Parker, with Andrew Garfield filling the role of ousted Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.
This movie serves as a reminder that no matter how close of a bond your friendship is, when money, and I mean lots of it comes into the picture, don’t be surprised if greed and betrayal ensues.
On that note, it’s a pretty depressing thought right, being betrayed by your close pals, but not to fret, we’re no Zuckerberg, Moskovitz, or Saverin, so we’re fine. I just love how the tale of the underdogs triumphs in this one. It’s just so inspiring to watch how they handled the media, peer-pressure, lawsuits and such.
Of course I wondered how accurate the portrayal of the film it is, to the real-life happenings of FaceBook. Reading the news reel online, I found although the main core of the story is somewhat accurate, the whole lot of it is fictional. The director has even admitted to sacrificing the truth over drama.
Still this is worth every penny when you’re going to the movies. This is a gem of a film, and worth the purchase of the DVD when it’s out.