The Social Network [2010] ★★★½

Everything you need to know about Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking site facebook, his lawsuit against co-founder Eduardo Saverin and the Winklevoss brothers (who claimed he’d stolen their idea) can all be found in David Fincher’s movie “The Social Network”. It’s one of the most talked movies of the year, and I’m happy to say that it lives up to the hype. It’s a completely absorbing story, masterfully orchestrated by Fincher, and it’s all about the invention of facebook as told from several points of views (which makes it extra fun). Jesse Eisenberg (“Adventureland”, “Zombieland”…) has been really good these last few years, but his role as Mark Zuckerberg will most definitely put him on the map permanently. He absolutely nailed his portrayal of the computer genius, whose mouth works faster than his brain (he literally can’t stop talking), and he is surrounded by a fine cast aswell (especially Andrew Garfield as Zuckerberg’s long time pal). “The Social Network” is a movie that you will probably see for curiosity’s sake  (afterall we’re all facebook members), and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed; it’s one of the finest movies of the year.

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Rating: 3.5/4

Categories: 3.5/4, MUST-SEES, The Twenty-First Century

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  1. This is a pretty late comment because I’m new to the site.
    But anyways. This maybe is my 2nd favorite Fincher movie (after ‘Zodiac’).
    Fincher always has a certain comfortable feel to his movies, take ‘Zodiac’ for exemple. It’s a movie about a serial killer, which is not always such an appealing setting. But somehow he makes it so it feels like your one of the characters. You’re there and you want to stay there. He does this with his filming. And with the dialogue.
    In my opinion he’s the best thriller/drama director.

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