Friday, October 1, 2010

Movie Review: The Social Network

The Social Network is quickly creating a film-world frenzy with rave reviews accumulating from all directions. We definitely understand why. The film is swarming with fresh talent that includes director David Fincher (Fight Club), screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (TV's The West Wing) and actors Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland), Justin Timberlake (Alpha Dog) and Andrew Garfield (Never Let Me Go). As college students, we couldn't wait to see this movie simply because it is so relevant to our generation. Further, many of us do not know much about the man behind our daily obsession, so win No. 1: relevance. Beyond that, everything about this movie works. The direction is fabulous. The screenplay is stunning. The acting is fantastic. The score is beautiful. The main character, Mark Zuckerberg, a 20-something genius and the youngest billionaire in the world, is fascinating. You will be hooked.
Best on-screen moment: Any scene with Zuckerberg (Eisenberg) because his banter was on-the-dot brilliance.

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