Among the tabs across your computer screen, there is a guarantee The Social Network is one of them. Addicted to the screen we can’t seem to pry ourselves away from Facebook. Our fingers to the keys of our Blackberry’s or Iphones’ keep us separate and yet so engaged. It only made sense to make a movie about our beloved Facebook. If we’re not on it, we mine as well be watching a movie about it.
Based off The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, the story follows two Harvard underdogs, Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and best friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), as they build a company that changes the world and ruins the one they know: their friendship. After a harsh break up with his girlfriend Erica (Rooney Mara), Mark retreats back to his nerd dungeon and drunk blogs about the… well disgusting people she and her family are. This leads to the creation of pre-Facebook, Mark’s academic probation, and a blip on the Winklevoss twins (both played by one Armie Hammer) social map. From here, I’m giving you too much information.
David Fincher directs this tale (Fight Club, The Curious Case of Bejamin Button)[we we’re surprised Brad Pitt wasn’t among the cast members] making everything we’ve read about on Facebook, a reality. Also starring Justin Timberlake (Yogi Bear, The Love Guru) as Napster creator Sean Parker, and Max Minghella (How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Art School Confidential) as Winklevi business partner, Divya Narendra.
The best thing about this movie, is the preview led us to believe the story would go in a different direction. Thank you, Columbia Pictures, for not giving the entire movie away in a preview. For a movie that was incredibly well-advertised, audience members walked into the theater with little knowledge of what would happen. This should be the goal of all movies, no?
Overall, the movie was thought-provoking, probably to do with the subject, and wonderful to look at, probably to do with the cast. Mr. Bringing Sexy Back brought a sense of crazy and suspicion to the movie that made him hard to look at. Where was JT? No worries, we like when we can’t see the actor in his performances. Garfield gave us a performance to make us believe he’s the next Spiderman. He looks good in all black; the amount of sighs matched the amount Mr. Timberlake received. Then, there were the crewmen. Hammer and body of twin Josh Pence (Super sweet 16: The Movie) provided a little muscle action to the movie. Wingman, Minghella, dishes out some great lines while looking polished. Lets not forget Eisenberg. He plays “asshole” better than any actual one that I know. Great casting Laray Mayfield.
The movie is given an A for the content, the lack of knowledge from the preview, the eye candy, and an amazing list of quotes that people will use like its Mean Girls. Leaving the theater I couldn’t help but hear people talk about future business cards that read:” I’m CEO, bitch!” But the line that stuck with me and probably will forever is one about my own field. In comparison to Facebook, Mark says “Fashion is never finished.” I walked with a bounce in my step. Know why?
Because I’m not done with you yet!