June 29th, 2019 | Updated on February 19th, 2022
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea.
In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication.
A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
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Movie Reviews: “The Social Network“
Movie Review: THE WRAP
The complex drama, about the founding of Facebook and the conflicting claims over who deserved credit for its invention, lives up to the hype. “Social Network” is smart, lively, well-acted and — this is key — raises questions and issues that are both timeless and totally of the moment.
Oh, sure, you probably spent time palavering after seeing “Inception” this summer, but that was trying to figure out just what the hell actually happened. How many dream levels were there again? And why were they mucking around in all that snow near the end?
In a way, “Social Network” seems almost a throwback to the great movies of the late 1960s and ‘70s. It taps into the zeitgeist. It’s about what’s happening now. Right now. And it has a viewpoint — well, actually, a bunch of them.
Movie Review: THE AGE
A CRUCIAL scene in David Fincher’s The Social Network comes when the 19-year-old Harvard student and future billionaire Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) tells his friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) about the new website he’s planning, a scheme for ”taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online.”
This sounds like a classic geek fantasy – a way of transforming the messiness of everyday life into a system that can be controlled and exploited for profit.
But re-creating experience is a goal of artists as well, which might explain Fincher’s interest in subject-matter that at first blush doesn’t seem obviously suited to the big screen.
Movie Review: THE AGE
It’s a compelling, fiery drama about friendship, rivalry, school politics and envy that explores the link between ambition and anger and taps into how and why social media has managed to seduce an entire generation within a few short years.
That said, anybody expecting any deep and meaningful revelations from this much-buzzed about movie regarding the birth of Facebook and the fight over whose idea it was might be surprised to find what is essentially a tale about a lanky college dweeb with a massive inferiority complex who gets his own back at two over-privileged jocks.