The Social Network

October 1st, 2010








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The Social Network

Still of Jeff Cronenweth in The Social NetworkStill of Douglas Urbanski in The Social NetworkBaz Luhrmann at event of The Social NetworkStill of Jesse Eisenberg in The Social NetworkStill of Aaron Sorkin in The Social NetworkStill of Max Minghella in The Social Network

Plot
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 8.0/10 (193,401 voted)

Critic's Score: 95/100

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake

Storyline
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Ben Mezrich

Cast:
Jesse Eisenberg - Mark Zuckerberg
Rooney Mara - Erica Albright
Bryan Barter - Billy Olsen
Dustin Fitzsimons - Phoenix Club President
Joseph Mazzello - Dustin Moskovitz
Patrick Mapel - Chris Hughes
Andrew Garfield - Eduardo Saverin
Toby Meuli - Phoenix Member Playing Facemash
Alecia Svensen - Girl at Phoenix Club
Jami Owen - Student Playing Facemash
James Dastoli - Student Playing Facemash
Robert Dastoli - Student Playing Facemash
Scotty Crowe - Student Playing Facemash
Jayk Gallagher - Student Playing Facemash
Marcella Lentz-Pope - Erica's Roommate

Taglines: You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 1 October 2010

Filming Locations: Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $22,445,653 (USA) (4 October 2010) (2771 Screens)

Gross: $96,917,897 (USA) (27 February 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Despite the fact that director David Fincher has been a big proponent of digital filmmaking since his 2007 film Zodiac, this is his first film to have been completely shot digitally (both Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button had certain shots/segments shot on film).

Goofs:
Factual errors: The first three universities to have Facebook in the UK were Oxford, Cambridge and St Andrews. Facebook came to London School of Economics (LSE) in a later roll-out to British universities.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Mark Zuckerberg: Did you know there are more people with genius IQs living in China than there are people of any kind living in the United States?
Erica Albright: That can't possibly be true.
Mark Zuckerberg: It is.
Erica Albright: What would account for that?
Mark Zuckerberg: Well first, an awful lot of people live in China. But, here's my question: how do you distinguish yourself in a population of people who all got 1600 on their SATs?
Erica Albright: I didn't know they take SATs in China.
Mark Zuckerberg: They don't. I wasn't talking about China anymore, I was talking about me.



User Review

Amazingly directed, Greatly Scripted, and Impeccably acted. What more can you ask for in a movie?

Rating: 9/10

I am a big of David Fincher's work, when I realized he was going to make a film about the creation of Facebook, I was really excited. I came in the movie with huge expectations, and hopeful that it would turn out great. I have to say, I was impressed, my expectations were not only met, but they were blown away. The Social Network easily rivals Fincher's previous works like "Fight Club" or "Se7en".

Aesthetically the film is very beautiful, its very "Fincher". It has a very perversely attractive appeal, a glimmering awfulness, as it was lit from within. David Fincher deserves an Oscar for Best Director, he is extremely underrated by the Academy. Hopefully this film will finally bring Fincher in a new light.

The actors did an amazing job, they should all be recognized for their work in this movie. Jesse Eisenberg did an amazing job playing Mark Zuckerberg. Hopefully he will not be known as the next Michael Cera anymore. With this film, he established himself as a serious actor and he will have a bright future ahead of him. Andrew Garfield also did an amazing job as the co-founder of Facebook and the best friend of Zuckerberg. He deserves an Oscar nom and I hope we'll be seeing more of him in the future. The rest of the cast did a fine job and also hoping seeing them in the future.

I recommend this movie to everyone, it deals with betrayal and greed. The movie definitely deserves an Academy award for Best Picture. It is extremely revalent for our times and many years to come. I consider this movie is a fine piece of modern filmmaking and probably will be considered as a classic in the future. So if you're not doing anything tonight, you should spent an evening in theaters to watch The Social Network.




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