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The Social Network (2010)

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As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book)
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 171 wins & 183 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Mark Zuckerberg
Rooney Mara ... Erica Albright
Bryan Barter Bryan Barter ... Billy Olson
Dustin Fitzsimons ... Phoenix Club President
Joseph Mazzello ... Dustin Moskovitz
Patrick Mapel Patrick Mapel ... Chris Hughes
Andrew Garfield ... Eduardo Saverin
Toby Meuli ... Phoenix Member Playing Facemash
Alecia Svensen ... Girl at Phoenix Club
Jami Owen Jami Owen ... Student Playing Facemash
James Dastoli James Dastoli ... Student Playing Facemash
Robert Dastoli Robert Dastoli ... Student Playing Facemash
Scotty Crowe ... Student Playing Facemash
Jayk Gallagher ... Student Playing Facemash
Marcella Lentz-Pope ... Erica's Roommate
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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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Punk, genius, prophet, traitor, billionaire See more »

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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There is only one hand-held shot in the entire film: when Sean Parker approaches the door at the party that is rolled by police officers. See more »

Goofs

When Eduardo meets the lawyer about his shares getting diluted Eduardo is carrying a black bag on his shoulder. Shortly after the bag disappears and when Eduardo is escorted out by security he still does not have his bag or is he concerned about it. 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

References Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior's Dreams (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Hesitation (Instrumental Version)
Written by Jon Bernson
Performed by Exray's
Courtesy of Howells Transmitter
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Fincher and Sorkin in top form
21 November 2019 | by Eclectic-BoogalooSee all my reviews

The Social Network is an immaculately crafted Facebook origin story and character study of Mark Zuckerberg that cuts to the heart - or lack there of - of what makes Zuckerberg (played by a razor sharp Jessie Eisenberg) such an unlikable guy. It's an unflinching portrayal of a misanthropic, social climbing opportunist, who enriches himself by building a social network under the pretense of bringing people together and, in the process, double crosses his business partners and his only friend, Eduardo Saverin (an empathetic Andrew Garfield) when it becomes financially and socially prudent.

Whether it's in business, friendships, or in any other relationship, honesty is the trait we prize most. Its what we look for in people we either hold dear or have close dealings with.

The Social Network is an unflinching takedown of the unfeeling opportunist at it's helm. If you still have a Facebook account and have even the slightest urge to delete your account give The Social Network a watch. It might be the cure you're looking for. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that David Fincher masterfully directs Aaron Sorkin's great script and Trent Reznor's score is fantastic. I also wanna say that the whole cast was really terrific.


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Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Andover, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,445,653, 3 October 2010

Gross USA:

$96,962,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$224,920,315
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