The Social Network

October 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

Nick and I went to see The Social Network (AKA “The Facebook Movie”) this past weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not just because the audience was filled with respectful geeks – which is rare in New York – not because it’s a movie filled with action, romance, or an incredulous storyline, just because it is a true story that just happens to be quite amazing.

Although no Facebook staff were involved in the creation of the project except initial investor Eduardo Saverin who acted as a consultant to the film, it seems pretty honest. Obviously, it’s a little one-sided, but in no way does this movie glamorize the creation of Facebook or what it is to be a super-smart Harvard programming student. Mark Zuckerberg was portrayed brilliantly by Jesse Eisenberg as a dorky genius with a mean streak who didn’t care about making money from the website as long as it made him popular. Justin Timberlake was perfect as Napster creator “Shawn Parker” (Shawn Fanning) and Trent Reznor’s moody overtures made the perfect soundtrack.

Whether you’re a fan of Facebook or not, you need to see this movie. It is the epitome of our generation.

Have you seen it yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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