IMDB Rating: 7.8
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
The Social Network Review:
“YOU DON’T GET TO 500 MILLION FRIENDS WITHOUT MAKING A FEW ENEMIES”
The Social Network’s first scene is brilliantly written and acted, and it sets the mood that both Fincher and Sorkin want to set for the rest of the film. The film is seen as the advancement of how Mark Zuckerberg got his world-famous website started. Sorkin and Fincher have brought us this really interesting character, who is brilliantly played by Jesse Eisenberg.
Eisenberg is one of the best young actors in this time, and while he has mostly done comedy until now, his role demands much more attention to subtlety and character nuances to move along in The Social Network. Andrew Garfield was also pretty much equal in terms of performance, and he was a true star next to Eisenberg’s character. The rest of the cast are all fine, including Justin Timberlake that has proved over the years that he can actually act pretty impressively. The cinematography was also very impressive, but not showy, and very keen on the real focus of the film.
Ultimately, The Social Network is a very hard film to dislike. However, I also know that it is not the type of easy-going, fun but forgettable film that many (including me) expected months ago. It is more profound, more meaningful, but it might not hit a nerve with all viewers, including the young that will only want to see the ‘Facebook Movie!’. The Social Network is about the many connections that we have with others, and it makes you feel the longing and loneliness that might come with it. It is David Fincher’s best to date.
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