Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving up to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him. Written by
Michael Douglas produced Face/off that very same year starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Tommy Flanagan in this film also appeared in that film as well. Sean Penn worked with Travolta and Cage before. See more »
In the elevator scene, Nicholas climbs up and grabs the cables with both hands to pull himself up first. Then after he helps Christine pull her up after him, one of his hand's is clean and no grease is on his shirt. See more »
[Nicholas is making rounds at his birthday party]
Nicholas, I haven't a *clue* what's going on, but your taste in champagne is excellent, as always.
It was a *great* entrance!
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The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title. See more »
I mean talk about suspension of disbelief! You not only have to do that you have to assume everyone including you are just plain stupid to believe that anything of this complexity could be actually planned out and I mean to a "T". They (the practical planners or whoever they really are) even knew and made perfect "to the foot" precision plans that make us assume that they know what our star will do and at what very moment and in what very precise direction he will display his extreme emotional distress?? I'm trying not to give anything away here so I'm being a little vague but if you've seen the film I hope you know what I mean (hint: it's at the end). I just can't believe Americans waste their money on this kind of absurdity and then actually think they've seen something of quality. This plot has so many holes in it that (I can't come up with a funny line here) well... it just does. The whole point of the movie is to trick the viewer. It's just utter nonsense IMHO. All these big budget slick spectacular movies coming out of Hollywood that have the finest filming and sets and lighting and special effects and superstars... and STUPID plot and characters that still make the American public come out with glazed eyes in droves quite frankly saddens me. I need an escapist movie now and then too but please don't tell me this movie is a serious suspense drama or anything like it. It's escapist at best and at that... it's drivel. I'd prefer a Superman movie to this because at least it's not pretending to be anything else. When I saw the ending of this movie I wanted my money back for the wasted time I had just spent. OK... I'm done. 1 star
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