The Social Network – Movie Review

As I quickly watch films that are nominated for the Golden Globe Awards 2011, I had to include The Social Network since it’s on the list.  It’s funny, I wanted to see this film when it first came out but since I don’t care much for standing in long lines at the movie theatre, I kept putting it off until now (BTW, it is still playing in some theatres around the nation). Thanks to the Red Box I was able to watch it last night.

I don’t think I need to express the synopsis of the film ,The Social Network to anyone, since most of us are members of Facebook and pretty much know what the film is about, so let’s just jump into my two cents worth.

What I truly  appreciated the most about the movie was the script. I laugh when I say this because I had an amazing opportunity to work at Stanford University for eight years and was able to interact with the “Mark Zuckerburgs” of the world there and believe me, when I say this, writers Aaron Sorkin and Ben Mezrich did an amazing job capturing the students lingo as well as characteristics, and director David Fincher did an outstanding job relaying that onscreen.

The movie is phenomenal in my opinion and for sure worthy of a Golden Globe nominee for multiple categories listed here.  Jesse Eisenberg shines in the role of Mark Zuckerburg and, again in my opinion, is a strong candidate to win for the Golden Globe Best Actor Category.

So, if you haven’t seen the film do so, it is entertaining and in a way very rewarding to get a glimpse of the makings of an American businessman.

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