Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Social Network (2010)

Director: David Fincher. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara. 121 min. Rated PG-13. Drama.

The story of our times. The world of the geek - a fast-talking, emotionally-disconnected, goal-oriented genius, swimming in money but lacking the skills to maintain one friend; and the pseudo-socializing internet world, where everybody knows each other, but is devoid of the means to have a cup of tea with the other. The tightly-written screenplay will keep you at the edge your seat, accomplishing this feat with mere dialogue. Conceptually, The Social Network is the Citizen Kane of the 21st century, depicting how one dies alone in their own castle. I smell Oscars in the directing, acting and screenplay departments.

Mo says:


  1. 3 points about movie I found interesting :
    1)Justin Timberlake is really a good actor and after"Alpha Dog" here again he proved that.2) Even in America there is committee for attack the young parties!:-)And the third is same as yours.I felt in spite of doing an extremely valuable attempt of inventing such a powerful friendship-finding system , the creator was left alone by disloyal and unwise friends at the end. The world of loneliness for young genius billionaire was started.And he had nothing to do at last , except requesting again & again for an ex-girlfriend to comeback after that serious break up.(although i guess it won't be very serious !ignorance of such billionaire lover is not easy anymore::-))

  2. Ooops! i forgot to add an important sentence at the begining of my comment !
    "It may contain spoiler"what can i do now ?any solution is more than welcomed

  3. First: I don't think you spoiled anything! After all, at the end we still don't know whether Zuckerberg's old girlfriend answers to his "friend request" on Facebbok - right?

    1. Completely agree. Justin Timberlake is becoming a very seasoned actor. I'm happy whenever I see his name as part of a movie's cast.

    2. In America there are committees to attack anything! Even against drinking milk! (I'm not kidding.)

    3. That's the irony of the story. That's because Facebook has actually "tricked" the world into making everybody friends. But the dishonest point about these friendships is that you're always allowed to "Like" something on Facebook, but there's no feature to "Dislike" anything. Yes, you can "Comment" and criticize, but it's much easier to create the facade of friendship on Facebook, without there being any real friendship.

    Which is exactly the point the movie makes about Zuckerberg's character himself. He got famous, by making us all lovey dovey.