The new film the Social Network is as good as everyone says. In fact, it's better. It's a brilliant mix of pop culture and eternal themes, from love and rivalry to classism or the simple need to be accepted; and, the need as well, to get back at those who don't accept you.
It's taken from a skewed perspective, for sure. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, could not come out in a great light. How could the youngest billionaire in history? And it's obvious that the movie is based upon several less-than-objective views of the boy wunderkind. However, Aaron Sorkin's razor sharp script, the delivery by each and every one of the actors (including JT who truly is becoming a leading man) and the fact that under all the coding are kids, college kids, but kids, is never lost and what emerges is the humanization of a phenomenon.
And yes, it's amazing that the man that has helped the world make friends may not have close ones of his own. Ahh, irony.
Five stars, two thumbs up, 100 tomatoes, however you want to slice it if you want to see great acting and filmmaking (and enjoy Trent Reznor's soundtrack) hit the "like" button and run do not walk to see the movie. And make no mistake, while this is an ensemble cast it is Jesse Eisenberg (the boy genius) and Andrew Garfield's as Eduardo Saverin (co-founder of Facebook) movie, with a great supporting staff including Timberlake.
After the film, I got social with a few of the people at the theatre with my iPhone. Here's their thoughts.
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