Movie Review: “The Social Network”

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I’m going to keep this review short and sweet. First thing’s first: every character in The Social Network is a douchebag — Zuckerberg, Shaun Parker (Justin Timberlake), the president of Harvard. Everyone. While watching the film, you find yourself choosing sides in the douchebag-filled world of sarcasm and hilarity that Fincher and Sorkin have masterfully created.

It’s getting a lot of press for painting a negative picture of Zuckerberg but I tend to disagree with this sentiment. He says it best himself in the movie: “If you were the inventors of Facebook, you would’ve invented Facebook.” Sure Zuckerberg screws some people over in the process, but I challenge you to find a business mogul who hasn’t screwed anyone over at some point. I left the movie thinking Zuckerberg is tremendously smart, both in terms of business and the business of sarcastic wit.

I don’t know the real Mark Zuckerberg is like, but Eisenberg does a fantastic job of depicting him as a calculating, sarcastic genius. Justin Timberlake fit seamlessly into his role of a prick who loves the smell of cocaine. In my eyes, the Winklevoss twins, who accused Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, really stole the show. Look at these guys:

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Believe it or not, both twins were actually played by one guy, sort of. He pulls off the old money, East Coast college kid amazingly well.

There’s really never a dull moment in the film — 12o minutes straight of enjoyment. It’s funny and the story is tremendously interesting. I’d say it’s a must-see, especially if you’re one of the 500 million.

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