The Social Network, directed by David Fincher, is a film about the founding of the social network site, Facebook. Mark Zuckerburg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, is a computer programming undergraduate genius studying at Harvard. One night, after a few beers, he decides to go back to his dorm and blog his frustration about women. During this he decides to set up a website to compare women, meant originally only for his campus, the word soon spreads and after a few alterations, investments and friendships being pushed to their limits the social network known as Facebook was born, but at what price?
I found this film interesting, to find out where Facebook came from and the ideas, decisions and sacrifices that were made in order to launch this huge social website. Jesse plays Mark Zuckerburg, the founder of the social network who is an extremely intelligent and business minded person but lacking in social skills, often pushing people away as he presses the fact of his genius status.
I was also impressed by the supporting actor Andrew Garfeild who plays Facebook’s co founder and Mark’s best friend Eduardo Saveirn. This is an actor I have seen very little of before this film and loved how he played Eduardo, I think he is a very capable actor and I look forward to seen him in the future.
The only thing that held me back from seeing this film when it first came out was the fact Justin Timberlake was in it. Upon watching it I have to say he did a pretty good job playing Sean Parker, the founder of Napster.
So overall I thought this film was definitely worth seeing if you are curious as to how Facebook was founded. It wasn’t a terribly exciting film but was very interesting and managed to capture me and keep my attention right to the very end, impressive. I would recommend this film to anyone who uses Facebook, and let’s face it most of us do. It will give you an insight into what our main character had to go through in order to make the most successful social website of all time and how Mark became the youngest billionaire in history.