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The Social Network is the unauthorized biography of Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenber), the creator of Facebook, and the rise of the website. Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires, the script portrays Zuckerberg as almost a Shakespearean protagonist character, blending fact and drama to illustrate this mesmerizing story. In a recent interview with Oprah last week, the world's youngest self-made billionaire admitted that his life really wasn't that dramatic.
Andrew Garfield play Zuckerberg's FB partner/CFO Eduardo Saverin while Justin Timberlake shines as Napster creator Sean Parker. But would you believe that it was actually a girl that was the catalyst for the creation of Facebook? After facing rejection, Zuckerberg manages to crash the Harvard server with a website ranking the female student population as hot-or-not. Zuckerman garners attention from some super BMOC for the help of another website, Harvard Connection, but that just doesn't seem to pan out. (FYI: The Winklevoss twins are played by two unrelated actors.) Great editing flashes the movie back and forward between events that led up to Facebook's creation and the legal battles that ensued afterwards. The question of exactly how Facebook came to be is posed, who the idea 'belongs' to and just what is at stake.
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The cool kids might be asking is The Social Network just going to be a movie for nerds? We're thinking if one out of 14 people has a FB account, that "cool" kid is probably still on MySpace.
Here's the trailer for The Social Network: