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The Social Network (2010)

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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 co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

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Storyline

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. Written by Columbia Pictures

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You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language | See all certifications »

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1 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,445,653, 4 October 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$96,962,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$224,920,315
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At one point, Mark calls the Winklevoss brothers the "Winklevi", facetiously using the Latin plural for nouns ending with an s. In fact, Mark Zuckerberg is quite the Latin scholar, having excelled in the classics while attending the Phillips Exeter Academy and taking advanced courses in subjects such as Greek and Latin while at Harvard. See more »

Goofs

When Sean's girlfriend fails to catch the beer that Mark throws at her, the second time he throws it, the bottle breaks in mid-air before hitting anything. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mark Zuckerberg: Did you know there are more people with genius IQs living in China than there are people of any kind living in the United States?
Erica Albright: That can't possibly be true.
Mark Zuckerberg: It is.
Erica Albright: What would account for that?
Mark Zuckerberg: Well first, an awful lot of people live in China. But, here's my question: how do you distinguish yourself in a population of people who all got 1600 on their SATs?
Erica Albright: I didn't know they take SATs in China.
Mark Zuckerberg: They don't. I wasn't talking about China anymore, I was talking about me.
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Connections

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California Uber Alles
Written by Jello Biafra, East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride, John Greenway, DH Peligro (as Darren Henley) and Dead Kennedys
Performed by Dead Kennedys
Courtesy of Decay Music
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Socialising for Lonely Sad People
20 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

The irony of the Social Network is....The guy who invented Facebook obviously had a reasonably high I Q. Yet the people who use it (you know those people who use the word "awesome" over and over and over..etc. etc.) have I.Q.s bordering on mentally challenged. Those poor things believe they have an average of 130 "friends !!". They are the loneliest critters on the planet. Anyway--this is a slick flick. Not a good movie but perfect for all the Facebook fans who went along to see it. Jesse Elsenberg is brilliant playing the horrible, distasteful Mark Zuckerberg. It did well at the box office, and must have made a fortune from the placement of well known bottles of beer. Strictly a movie that does not require multiple viewings....and a few years from now ...it will be forgotten.


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