The Social Network

The Social Network

Made use of my mum's lovefilm account this week and rented out 'The Social Network'. 
When this first came out in the cinemas in 2010 I have to say I was sceptical about how anyone could make a film about someone making a website any good, but I was proved wrong!

'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.'

The film is directed by David Fincher, well known for films such as 'Se7en' and 'Fight Club'. Fincher yet again leaves his mark on the film with his brilliant editing, visual aspects and sound. The film works in a non-linear manor, after the first sequence in which 'Facemash' is created. It switches between the boardroom and how the site actually developed, with all drama included.
It seems the real star in the creation of this film is Aaron Sorkin who adapted the screenplay. The ease in which Sorkin is able to combine comedy effortlessly with the language of computer programming with speed and wit really is genius.Which i'm sure is a very difficult thing to do.  The best bit is you feel like you actually understand some of it!
 Eisenberg really portrayed Zuckerberg brilliantly, he really became his character, insufferable as he is! I really was interested (which surprised me) to find out what had happened between Garfield' character of Saverin and Zuckerberg when you find out about the law suit. I was also quiet impressed with Garfield, who I never thought would portray an angry character well, considering he just looks too friendly most of the time! But he proves me wrong when the story really starts to unfold and Timberlake's character of Parker steps in.

Fincher's brilliant direction of characters and general cinematic skills partnered with Sorkin's witty screenplay is a match made in heaven. Enjoyable - 3 Stars.


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