I just saw “The Social Network” advance screening here in the Philippines. Thanks of course to our friends from Nuffnang Philippines and PLDT for putting that event together!
A riveting, era-defining picture that is guaranteed to make you feel very stupid in comparison and very, very poor.
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
Rotten Tomatoes has a 97% approval rating of The Social Network and I can totally agree with that.
Here’s some reviews and a summary of what people are saying about “The Social Network” –
A rare and vital film that nails the concerns of privileged post-adolescence in the first few years of the 21st century, and, more universally, draws out eternal themes of truth, subjectivity and envy with an effortless elegance.
The Social Network is technically flawless, powered by Fincher’s dazzling direction…
It’s still a little early to start making Oscar noise, but I can see “The Social Network” nabbing several come early next year, including nods for Eisenberg and Timberlake.
Fincher melds The Social Network into a riveting study on the perils of power and money, flipping Zuckerberg from socially-maladjusted college student into a young man governed by obsession, greed and entitlement.
Brilliantly directed, superbly written and impeccably acted, this is a hugely enjoyable, era-defining drama that’s gripping, laugh-out-loud funny and ultimately moving — it’s also one of the best films of the year.
In short…. GO SEE IT!!! Two thumbs up! Five stars for “The Social Network”
“The Social Network” Movie Review about the Facebook Story