A film about Facebook. Do people even want to see that at all. At first I was somewhat skeptical about the idea. When i heard that director David Fincher would make this movie, I became somewhat more positive about the idea. David Fincher has proven to be a great director with movies like Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
“You do not get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies” is imprinted on the film posters. And that is the main theme in this movie. The film tells the life, played by Jesse Eisenberg, of the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young Harvard student is socially not the most successful. After a failed date, he decides, in a drunken brawl, with his friend Eduardo Saverin to make Facemash. A website where one sees two Harvard students and must choose who is the most beautiful. The site is so successful that within one hour the whole Harvard network is down.
His hack action does not go unnoticed. The rich Winklevoss brothers ask him to work on an online dating site for Harvard students. He seems to be interested, but ends up with a better idea, namely a “Social Network” site. Facebook is born, but it is still far from a certain concept. What follows is a series of lawsuits and conflicts.
“The Social Network” is Beautifully crafted. The trials are used to jump back and forth in the story. This way it doens’t matter that there are gaps in the timeline. The acting of Jesse Eisenberg is fantastic and very believable. The story is full of sharp dialogue. The soundtrack also adds great atmosphere to the movie. great atmosphere. It is clear that “The Social Network” certainly deserves to be among the best movies of 2010.
Review by: Sieto Kooijker