Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Joseph Mazello, Rooney Mara
Directed by: David Fincher
So tonight, I just saw the movie, “The Social Network”, yes, the Facebook movie. Here is my review.
Plot/Synopsis: This is not a biopic about Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder/owner. It’s about how he started the site. The movie is about a young college student, named Mark Zuckerberg who starts a website named, “Facemash” after breaking up with his girlfriend, Erica Albright. It was a site made for Harvard school for male students to decide which two female students are more attractive. Later on in the film, Mark came up with the idea of “The Facebook” a social networking site for Harvard students only where students can have the opportunity to post their personal information publicly. Throughout the film, Mark tries to battle through different lawsuits that were filed by other Harvard students. From there, this is how Mark Zuckerberg is able to create the most popular social networking site in the world, aka, Facebook…still going strong today and the site that made the kid rich.
Well, I was totally surprised by the movie. I definitely think it was the best movie I’ve seen all year long. This is true cinema. The way movies should be made. The script was perfect. Cast was perfect. David Fincher gives the film a dark feel like he usually does with all of his movies, but there was a lot of humor in this film. What I was most impressed the most with the film, was the brilliant acting by the cast. Usually in a movie, you see one or two good actors…but in this one, prettty much the entire cast did an amazing acting job all around. It was some of the best acting by a cast I’ve seen in a long time. Jesse Eisenberg was great. His best role.
Trent Reznor’s score for the movie was pretty haunting and dark. Trent gave the music a moody feeling, just what the film needed.
I wasn’t bored at all with this movie. Didn’t fall asleep or nothing. It was entertaining all the way through. I know this isn’t a long detailed review but if a film is perfect, there’s not much to say about it. This movie definitely does have Oscar award written all over it. It will be best picture of the year for sure. I don’t know if Jesse Eisenberg will win Best Actor for leading role of this flick, but he definitely will get nominated. If there was an actor from this film to win an award, I would hand it to Andrew Garfield who did the best acting job of them all. Andrew Garfield did a jaw dropping performance. That kid is one talented actor. Best Supporting Actor for Andrew Garfield, all the way!
This is David Fincher’s best directed film ever. Most say, Chris Nolan’s “Inception” was the best movie of 2010? No way. This movie here, “The Social Network” is the best film of the year, in my opinion. I’m glad David Fincher finally did a film that is based on real things instead of all these silly thriller flicks he’s known to do. This film was brilliant. Do yourself a favor and go see it soon if you haven’t yet.
Score for “The Social Network” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent)