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The Social Network (2010)
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I went to see The Social Network the day it came out in theaters. The reason is that its from my favorite director, David Fincher (Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Se7en, which are by the way probably my favorite movies). This movie being from my favorite director, I thought this movie would be good. But The Social Network went beyond all my expectations, and i feel it right to say that its really hard to do that, i am usually disappointed if i expect something from anything.
That being said, i have to point out why this movie was good. I first thought i would be watching something about Facebook-which i am by the way not on, because i just don't care- but i have actually watched something about its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. What is so good about this movie, is the irony. You can see this movie, and you can understand this movie.
The acting is amazing and brilliant. I was blown away by Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg. I actually saw Zombieland, and thought he was really good in it, but its not a dramatic movie. The Social Network is a dramatic movie, and Jesse Eisenberg, aside the fact from being gorgeously beautiful in a geeky way that i personally love, was brilliant and amazing, and fitted so well with the character as we could have imagined it. No smile, quick and amazing when delivering the lines, he was just astonishing. I also loved Andrew Garfield and Armie Hammer, and even Justin Timberlake was not that bad.
The screenplay is brilliant, one of the greatest i have been given to witness. The whole movie is actually based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, and has been remastered to fit with two other versions of the whole Facebook founding from what i heard. Aaron Sorkin-that is the guy who wrote the screenplay-is a genius. The lines are just perfectly perfect, especially Zuckerberg's witty comebacks. And the screenplay is even more important because it is a movie based on its dialogues.
The movie is obviously partially fictive, the actual Mark Zuckerberg said that the way he is described in no way reflects the truth. And its not surprising, as long as nobody who are charactered are behind the movie itself, though the script has been presented to Mark Zuckerberg for his approval. But can the movie's story be all fake? I don't think so.
You know all these things when you see the movie.
When you understand the movie, you realize that the movie is designed for you to not take a side, are you with the Winklewoss, Eduardo Saverin, or with Mark Zuckerberg. That's not the point of the movie. Even tough Mark Zuckerberg is described as this tech geek, harvard undergrad, 1600 SAT, the younger billionaire in the world, a general dick, you feel sorry for him. If not, maybe a little? And that is just genius.
Probably because there is the beginning of the movie, the movie, and the end of the movie. The beginning of the movie being connected with the end. Why? Probably because you see this tech geek, this brilliant minded asshole who has just been left by his girlfriend at the beginning of the movie, and that at the end, you see this same guy, who just got sued by his best and only friend for 600 million dollars, this asocial and misunderstood genius, this billionaire who created the most known and used social network worldwide, who is sitting there seeing that this same girl who had wished him good luck with his 30 billions worthing video game, seeing that this girl is on Facebook, and that this guy is waiting for her to add him in her friends, resetting the page, when behind there's the Beatles' Baby you're a rich man, that breaks your heart. Well for me it did, i know it didn't happen like this, but the movie is sad.
And that is why the movie is so good. And can you really hate on this guy? I mean, he thought the realization of this website was more important than friendship, can you blame him for that? All he wanted was to achieve this, even tough he gave reason to this girl at the beginning who told him he was an asshole, and that during the whole movie. All i am saying is that he is sort of correct.
All i am saying, is that this movie is Academy Award worthing for best adapted screenplay, best actor in a leading role, and best picture.
All i am saying, is that this movie is so relevant these days, this topic is relevant.
That's an amazing movie, end of story.