Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Michael De Luca Productions

Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Rooney Mara, Rashida Jones, Brenda Song, Malese Jow, Joseph Mazzello

The Social Network is a biographical drama of the rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), a Harvard sophomore who becomes an Internet superstar. Also it examines his relationships with co-founder and friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). Also a major player is Napster founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake). This film covers a pair of lawsuits facing Zuckerberg and the claims that he stole the idea for facebook. Also the relationship with his co-founder and a bit of jealousy over his relationship with Sean Parker causes a lot of grief for the partners.

Sometimes a movie comes out with a lot of hype. This is a good example. I was very anxious to get to see this film, and I was quite disappointed. I expected a rollicking good story, and instead I got the documentation of a bunch of smart, geeky, jerks and their no so exciting daily romps with mediocrity. No doubt Mr. Zuckerberg made a lot of money, and there’s not a doubt that he has a lot of talent. But that does not make his story interesting nor is it in the least bit interesting. I read the biography of Bill Gates which was a bit of a fascinating story, but these guys are mostly jerks. Saverin was a pretty decent guy, but Zuckerberg did not come out looking very good in this film. He was a jerk to everybody and deserved to have his butt handed to him. We don’t really get the resolution of how things turned out, but of course Facebook is a phenomenon that may be slightly more interesting than the Zuckerberg story. All we get here is a wise ass college kid stomping on everybody to get what he wants and it just rubs me the wrong way. I don’t see his genius in this story, and he’s not the kind of person I would have wanted as a friend.

All in all, the movie let me down and I was really disappointed. I had expected a bit more interesting stuff and I didn’t get it. Not highly recommended if you ask me.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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