The Social Network

The Social Network ★★★★★

"You're not an asshole, Mark. You're just trying so hard to be."

The Social Network is an excellent film. The joy of the film is that it focuses on the conflict between the various parties involved with the founding of one of the world's most popular websites. It's bam, bam, bam, with barely time to breathe, let alone get bored. Technical values are, unsurprisingly, absolutely spectacular and it's clear that David Fincher is in his element, making a masterpiece out of the premise.

The film centers around the Harvard University, in the Fall of 2003, the arrogant nerd Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is an outcast student that shares his room in the Kirkland House with his only friend, the Brazilian Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). When Mark's girlfriend Erica Albright (Rooney Mara) breaks with him, he blogs infamies about her in his FaceMatch, breaches the security and hacks the files of the female students of Harvard in a competition of who would be the hottest.

His blog has 22,000 accesses and Mark is loathed by the students, which gets six months of academic probation. However, he calls the attention of the twin students Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (Armie Hammer) and their partner Divya Narendra (Max Minghella) that are preparing a social network and need a programmer.

Mark then steals their idea and invites Eduardo to be his partner in "The Social Network", which is called "Facebook". Sooner Mark becomes a millionaire, betrays Eduardo and faces law suits from his former friend, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra.

The Social Network is the true story of the creation of "Facebook" by Mark Zuckerberg, who is described as an arrogant, unethical, outcast, douchebag nerd. His geniality and arrogance associated to an absolute lack of Ethics, respect makes him an unbearable and despicable character.

Overall, The Social Network is a fast paced film, with a brooding, smooth, sexy score that fits well with the film's tone, along with the intelligently-written script that's machine gunned out at as brisk a rate as the film's pacing echoes the mind of Mark Zuckerberg and the hockey stick growth of "Facebook".

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