The Social Network is a modern masterpiece, and one of the few movies that portrays recent history in the right manner.
You guys all know what The Social Network is, it’s the Facebook movie! There is so much I love about this movie, I’ll start where I usually do with the cast.
Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook. Jesse Eisenberg was absolute perfect casting in this movie. He was nominated for an Oscar and he absolutely deserved it. A lot of people say that Jesse Eisenberg plays the same character in everything, but he really doesn’t. He plays different versions of the same Jesse Eisenberg character; you can distinctly tell who he is in this movie. And then Andrew Garfield is his partner and CFO, and he’s the much more human character. Eisenberg and Garfield have a Cumberbatch and Freeman (from Sherlock) feel to them. One is the super-genius who is just brilliant in everyway, then the other is the humanly relatable character that you connect to more. Then Justin Timberlake is in the movie as the founder of Napster. About a year ago, when I watched this movie for the first time, I went in knowing how much acclaim the movie had behind it, but also knew that Justin Timberlake would just be a weird presence onscreen. But he wasn’t, in fact he was really well portrayed. David Fincher was really able to see what about his acting worked and what didn’t, and then use that to create the best Sean Parker possible.
David Fincher really directed this movie well all-around. Fincher is one of my Top 3 directors in Hollywood right now (Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese and then Fincher), so I love anything he does. And I love the way he directed this film. He uses his crimes style from Se7en and Zodiac, and transitions it extremely well into this biopic.
It also has a master class screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. I really don’t know how to convey this any other way, so I’ll just say it in as blunt a fashion as possible: The Social Network is tied with Pulp Fiction for my favorite screenplay of all time. It uses Aaron Sorkin’s rapid-fast style and actually adds in slower parts, which I said I wish The Newsroom (also written by Sorkin) had done. Coming from a guy who says a script is everything, this movie does every little aspect of it right. No scene in this movie is irrelevant, and no scene in this movie is boring.
The Social Network is one of those movies that you love as you’re watching it, and then becomes even more impressive when you realize that it’s a true story. There are very few films that can pull off a story from recent history well, but The Social Network pulls it off in a brilliant way. It’s one of my favorite movies, and The Social Network is…
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