David Fincher's The Social Network is the stunning tale of a new breed of cultural insurgent: a punk genius who sparked a revolution and changed the face of human interaction for a generation, and perhaps forever. Shot through with emotional brutality and unexpected humor, this superbly crafted film chronicles the formation of Facebook and the battles over ownership that followed upon the website's unfathomable success. With a complex, incisive screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and a brilliant cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, The Social Network bears witness to the birth of an idea that rewove the fabric of society even as it unraveled the friendship of its creators.
MPAA rating: PG-13
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Although the idea of a film documenting the rise of Facebook sounds interesting, I found that the film lacked something. It leaves the viewer wondering if in fact all that is here is true being that it is not fully a documentary. I find that the acting is very well and having Jesse Eisenberg to play Mark Zuckerberg was the perfect casting. Great film idea, great potential, but I feel the script is a little weak for my taste.
I give this film a firm 3.5/5 "Roos"
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