The Social Network,2010,USA
Stars:Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake
"You're not an a**hole, Mark. You're just trying so hard to be."- Marylin Delpy
The world scoffed at the idea of a film chronociling the origins of the social networking Facebook,Had Hollywood ran out of ideas? Is this a serious concept for a film?,But then major talent got involved in the film,Cult filmmaker David Fincher,Director of 90's classics "Se7en" and "Fight Club" signed on to Direct,known for his trademark graphic violence and serial killer studies Fincher in my opinion is one of the best Directors alive but could he handle a film about socially incompetent computer enthusiast and involved in multiple lawsuits?.More talent got involved when acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin signed on to pen the script,known for his work on Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men" and TV's "The West Wing" could Sorkin bring hes fast paced and witty dialouge and adapt it to Fincher's unique style? Leading the cast of film is Jesse Eisenberg in the role of Mark Zuckerberg,Eisenberg is personally one of my favorite actors so i was extremely excited to see him get a big chance here,also staring is other great young actors such Andrew Garfield,Rooney Mara,Armie Hammer,Max Minghella and pop star Justin Timberlake? yes i was one of the many skeptical about Timberlake's involvement.What was the result of this odd concept matched with this amazing talent? The result is the best film of 2010 and arguably the decade.
On the surface the Social Network is a simple courtroom drama, But if you look deeper The Social Network is an old tale of lying, deception, accusation and friendship lost .The way Mark Zuckerberg is portrayed in the film is a socially incompetent teenager going to great lengths to be noticed and accepted, while on the outside he is an absolute mastermind in both mathematics, computers and multiple other things he just doesn’t know how to keep a social life and looses the people around of him because of that, We see Mark’s slow but messy falling out with best friend Eduardo Saverin which results in a law suit and we also see his interaction with The Winklevoss twins who acuse him of stealing their idea which results in a second law suit.
The Social Network is a rare film where all the film making aspects are done to absolute perfection,Weather that be Fincher's brilliant Direction,Sorkin's amazing Oscar winning script,An awesome score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross or it's spot on and terrific performance.Eisenberg in his Oscar Nominated role gives the performance of a life time portraying Zuckerberg and is absolutely brilliant,Andrew Garfield is terrific as Eduardo,Rooney Mara is great in her small role and i cant wait to see her In Fincher's next film the American adaptation of Stieg Larson's "The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo",Armie Hammer does an amazing job in practically two roles as the Winklevoss twins and Justin Timberlake does a decent job portraying Sean Parker.
The Social Network is a masterpiece,The film is perfect in almost every way,Fincher's brilliant Direction teamed with Sorkin's terrific screenplay and some amazing performances really elevate the source material.An Amazing film.