Friday Flick – The Social Network

What:  The Social Network Social_network_film_poster

When:  2010

Who:  Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake

What’s the story:  Who would think that one guy hacking into an Ivy League school’s computer network would lead him to become the world’s youngest billionaire to date? The Social Network chronicles the cloud-based journey of Mark Zuckerberg as he builds, establishes and grows Facebook – the world’s largest social network. It showcases Zuckerberg’s relationships with his former close friend and business partner, Eduardo Saverin, and Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, as well as the resulting lawsuits that occurred after Facebook’s inception.

Where:  Harvard University in Boston and Palo Alto, California.

Why it’s amazing:  For a film that is only two hours in length, it is brilliantly scripted because it covers a lot of ground and is factual, witty, and incredible acting. It takes the viewer through the inspiration for Facebook, its creation, its growth, its successes, its challenges and where the site appears to be going in the future. The Social Network gives you a glimpse into the world of Mark Zuckerberg and tells the story of Facebook – a website that has fascinated many people since it hit the internet.

What is bad about it:  The only thing that is not necessarily bad but made me question things is how Mark Zuckerberg was portrayed – is he that pompous in real life? Also, is that the exact way the Facebook lawsuits went down?

Wonderful scene in the movie:  When Mark creates FaceSmash – Facebook’s predecessor.

Fun Fact:  The real Mark Zuckerberg never heard of an Appletini before he had seen the film. After he tried the drink, he loved it so he made the Appletini Facebook’s official drink.


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