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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Movie Recap of Last Week

Weekend Movie Recap (even though it’s a bit late…)

Shockingly enough, I managed to watch three new movies this past week
1. Mystic Pizza (1988)
2. Easy A (2010)
3. The Social Network (2010)

Of these three contenders, The Best Movie of the Week goes to:

Director: David Fincher
Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara, Joseph Mazzello

Since it is October and many of the best movies of the year haven’t come out yet, I cannot call it the best movie of 2010 yet. It definitely has the potential to be though. David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) directs this movie with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, “The West Wing”) who based his screenplay off of the book “The Accidental Billionaires”. The Social Network follows the story of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and what spirals out of the simple creation of a social networking site for Harvard that ended up with 500 million users throughout the world. What could have been a geeky computer movie turns out to be a very taught fast paced legal drama/thriller. The movie cuts back and forth between the creation of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg battling two lawsuits. One coming from his best friend/college roommate who was the CFO of Facebook and the other by a set of rich athletic twins that claim Mark stole their idea after he had a meeting with them. I honestly did not know much about the creation of Facebook or how it became such a cultural phenomenon. All I know is that I spend way too much of my time on it every day. You learn pretty quickly that Mark is being sued by his best friend, and that Facebook has over 500 million users. You immediately get sucked into the lives of these not-so-innocent Harvard students as you watch the downhill spiral of how it all turns out. Granted some of the movie is dramatized, you can’t help but wonder if most of it is actually true or what the filmmakers dramatized. As you leave the theater, it makes you question why you ever joined such a silly thing as Facebook anyway and question what this society has come to. I don’t think you need to neither be on Facebook nor understand what Facebook is all about to appreciate this movie. It’s not so much about Facebook itself, but as what happens when an idea you have makes you a billionaire and who in your life thinks they are entitled to your fortune.

Here's the trailer:

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