At its launch, facebook's exclusivity and its simple, sleek design helped to distinguish itself from other social network sites. It may have lost its exclusivity, but now it is the biggest social network site in the world with about 500 million members and an estimated value of $25 billion. Directed by David Fincher, The Social Network tells the story behind the drama of creation of facebook. Its central character, Mark Zuckerberg is played by Jesse Eisenberg, who does a great job of portraying him as a narcissistic computer genius, who is also a kind of a big asshole. The movie is centered around the legal battles between Zuckerberg and a few enemies he's made along the way to establishing facebook. Fincher does a great job of adding drama and creates a very interesting and engaging movie experience. Also, I thought Justin Timberlake stole a lot of the thunder with his portrayal of Sean Parker, the founder of napster.
By now, almost everyone you know probably has a facebook page, and some of you have even had that awkward dilemma of having to decide whether or not to accept a friend request from your parents or even grandparents. In my case, I don't think I will ever need to worry about making that choice. For one, I don't think my mom knows how to turn on a computer, and secondly, there was that one time my dad called me all freaked out because everything was typing in CAPITAL letters. Describing the cap lock button in Korean is harder than it seems. All in all, there is enough interesting characters and storyline to keep you engaged and if you have any interest in learning about how the facebook phenomenon all started, go check this out.
#IMDB-8.6/10 (#151 on the top 250)
Rotten Tomatoes- critics-97% community-81%
Yong's Rating-8.7/10 (highly recommended)