The Social Network

The Social Network, 2010 film starring  Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake.  The birth of the social addiction that has gone global.

It’s the story of Mark Zuckerberg (Eisenberg), a Harvard student who creates the social site facebook based on idea’s given to him by two brothers (allegedly) and his own computer skills.  The story shows how focused and uncaring he got as it grew and grew.  Being sued by the two brothers to Mark being convinced to squeeze out his friend and co-founder to how it grew and started netting him millions.

This was a good in depth film of the early life of Mark.  To me it seemed he started out as a good man, computer guru and friend to many but his focus, so deep may have blinded him to the reality going on around him.  To me it also showed a childish side and a bit of an uneducated side, socially that is which is a cracker considering he was building something to bring people together!  The story also showed how business greed can be so powerful that hurting people is just a part of the process.

So yes, a very good bio-pick.  Well acted by Eisenberg.  I would love to know what Mark thought of it and how accurate it may have been.  This film is worth a watch and possibly a re-watch just to learn more.  Come on studio’s, we want more of films like this .