Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Movie Review-The Social Network

Title-"The Social Network"
Rating- PG-13
Director-David Fincher
Actors-Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield

"The Social Network" is an awesome and exciting movie. It is about Mark Zuckerberg, the man who created Facebook, the popular social networking website, and became the world's youngest billionaire at 23. The movie begins with Mark (Jesse Eisenberg) as a brilliant, but arrogant and socially-awkward student at Harvard. Mark has only one friend, a student named Eduardo (Andrew Garfield). One day, Mark comes up with an idea for a new website that will help people keep in touch with each other, and gets Eduardo to help him create it. As the website's popularity begins to grow, Mark deals with legal battles over the ownership and origin of Facebook. What makes this movie great is how it manages to take a story that uses a lot of computer terminology and because of its writing and acting, make it extremely interesting. The movie's screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin, who wrote "A Few Good Men" and created the television show "The West Wing", so the dialogue in "The Social Network" is amazing. From the first scene, the movie really makes you pay attention to the dialogue, which is very fast-paced. "The Social Network" also has great acting, especially by Jesse Eisenberg, playing a character that is almost completely unlikeable, but manages to convey Mark's insecurity and lonliness. I would not be surprised if he was nominated for Best Actor in this year's Academy Awards. "The Social Network" is definitely one of the best movies of 2010 and I really recommend watching it when it comes out on DVD.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the movie on DVD. :)