The Social Network -Movie Review

The Social Network depicts the making of facebook and focuses on the two major lawsuits that came with it.

This movie is nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Leading Actor, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture. Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg, and he does a fine job of it. As Mark you see him trying to exude confidence and a bubble of being an asshole when really he misses his friend. Andrew Garfield is Eduardo Saverin the friend and business partner of Mark who gets cheated. Garfield is an up and comer in Hollywood and he is making a platform in America. He has already done a few British movies including one this year, and with this movie he has become another heartthrob for teenage girls everywhere. His acting is good, with this role he was nominated for Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes, and he shows a sense of discomfort being Mark’s friend and getting put in unwanted situations. Justin Timberlake portrays Sean Parker, the wilder side of the company, and although he hasn’t made many stand out films this may be the start. Armie Hammer is both Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the identical twins whom Zuckerberg stole the social networking idea from. Hammer portrayed these men well, showing the gentlemanly  and more conniving, angry sides in either twin. He did a really great job at capturing both twins in their respective lights without mixing, which is a difficult task.

The directing by David Fincher in this movie was really good. The way everything in this movie flowed together without being linear was great and many movies don’t get it right. This was also helped greatly by the editing and screenplay. Taken from a novel written by Ben Mezrich centring on two court cases at the same time and skipping between past and present this was translated fantastically from paper to the big screen. The music in this movie keeps the movie moving forward where they want it to go, deviating to the right or left of the truth to show different characters perspectives fantastically.

This movie has a Best Picture nomination which it has a very good chance of winning. From public support and critics approval, this movie is one of the front runners, and I would like to see it win. I would give this movie a 3 1/2 out of 4, and pick this on my Oscar ballot.

Lauren, sending reviews your way.