The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network – You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.

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Jesse Eisenberg——————————-Mark Zuckerberg
Andrew Garfield——————————Eduardo Saverin
Rooney Mara———————————-Erica Albright
Armie Hammer——————————–Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
Max Minghella———————————Divya Narendra
Justin Timberlake——————————Sean Parker
Brenda Song————————————-Christy

Directed by David Fincher
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
Based on the Novel by Ben Mezrich “The Accidental Billionaires”.

Excellent movie about the creation of Facebook and the surrounding controversy on the building of an empire. Divya Narendra (Minghella) Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (Armie Hammer plays both brothers) talk to Mark Zuckerberg (Eisenberg) about a new idea they have for a website. Mark agrees to help them and then goes right ahead and steals their idea and creates Facebook. He enlists the financial help of Eduardo Saverin (Garfield) and makes him the CFO and 30% shareholder of Facebook. What ensues is nothing less than mezmerizing as we watch backstabbing, stealing, and ruthless business deals. People are brought in, others forced out and this is how business is done today. Andrew Garfield, Jesse Eisenberg, and Justin Timberlake all give excellent performances, which only enhance this brilliantly crafted movie. Visually the movie is sharp and clean, leaving you drawn to the characters on screen. David Fincher is easily becoming one of my favourite directors “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, “Zodiac”, “The Game”, “Seven” and the list goes on. Fincher draws us in early as Mark Zuckerberg creates Face Smash in one night by hacking into all the different Harvard Houses and stealing the pictures of all the women. The entire sequence is seamless and easy to follow even for those of us that are not technically savvy. Aaron Sorkin the screenwriter, weaves a masterful tale and he even takes the time to act in this movie, he plays one of the advertisers that Andrew Garfield is trying to get to invest. Meanwhile Mark Zuckerberg is making clucking sounds in the middle of the meeting. From beginning to end this movie is a must see. Well done David Fincher!!

Runtime: 120 Minutes

Production Budget: $92,000,000

Box Office
Domestic: $96,962,694
Worldwide: $224,920,315

CC Rating: 10 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

If you liked this try: Panic Room, Seven, Tucker.