David Fincher is an amazing director with such classics as Fight Club and Seven in his resume, along with more contemporary hits, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The Social Network looked to be a boring bio-pic that showed the creation of Facebook in the early trailers. When I sat down to watch it, though, I had a sudden inspiration in me, like the future me told me that it would be amazing. Which it was.
The movie is about Mark Zuckerberg (Jessie Eisenberg, in an award-deserving performance), a Harvard student, who, through the influence of multiple other people, programmed and started Facebook. Thrown from his senses by Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake), the creator of Napster, Mark has to make his own decisions, as he is pushed by his former bestfriend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), who ends up suing him, to stop holding grudges for being better than he at something. The Winklevoss Twins (played by Armie Hammer), the people who initially came up with the idea of an exclusive social network, sued him for stealing their idea. As things begin to unravel, you see the full board of the story, all from three different view points, none of them stated as complete fact: the viewer must make that decision.
Best Aspects: The AMAZING writing, which WILL, not deserves, but WILL, win the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. The acting was also amazing, and the cinematography was fantastic.
Bottom Line: A+. Great movie, one of the best this year. It is coming out on DVD in early January.