Can you imagine becoming a billionaire as a result from a nasty breakup? Neither did Mark Zukerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) when his girlfriend broke up with him because of his awkward personality. This college-experience tragedy results in Mark going back to his dorm to post malicious comments on his blog about her while also creating a new site to maliciously cyber vote attack women in other universities as well; with the help of his best friend, Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). Zukerberg gets into major trouble with the Harvard School officials and have to appear in school court for a hearing. The site became so popular so fast that it spreads to other universities where Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (Armie Hammer) want to include Zukerberg in on their revolutionary idea. So they set up a meeting and discuss the plans, Zukerberg says okay and gets to work. The Facebook/Facebook is born. Who originally came up with Face Book? Did Zukerberg really steal the Winklevoss’ idea or did he have a better one?
I enjoyed watching this film. Even though, I don’t think it deserves as much hype as the media gave it, it was a treat to watch. I liked that Jesse sort of changed his type casting from a nerdy, clumsy romantic to a nerdy, genius jerk; his dialect by the way is superb and dark. I felt kind of bad for the Winklevoss because they seem like decent men and with sports and academics filling their schedule now they have to go through legal court claiming that Zukerberg stole their idea. Armie Hammer plays both roles beautifully; I like that he plays each twin with two different personalities yet slightly similar to show the relationships and shared values. Justin Timberlake plays Sean Parker, the inventor of Napster and partner of Facebook. I have never seen or heard the real Parker in an interview but Justin plays the character like I would accept the real Justin to be. The laid back personality and the eagerness to always find a way to be a step ahead; except for the drug use, I don’t envision Justin uses, it’s just the way he carries himself, very confident. The movie is two hours long and still seemed too short with unanswered questions, which I appreciate because it’s still a running battle. All in all, I would watch this film again.