After wanting to go since opening night, I finally saw The Social Network last night. Critics raved about the film, which was based on the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s rise to fame.
A few quick thoughts:
* Jesse Eisenberg was terrific as a socially awkward yet brilliant Zuckerberg. He played the role perfectly and by the end of the movie you felt as the young lawyer (played by Rashida Jones) did, that “he was not an asshole but was just trying so hard to be one.” You don’t know whether you feel sorry for him, envy him or somewhere in between.
* I had no idea Sean Parker played such a significant role in the development of Facebook and the take on him (although many say it is exaggerated) was interesting to see.
* The twins were annoying. The actor, Armie Hammer, wasn’t bad but the characters were so pompous…
There has been plenty of press about the movie being overly dramatized. It was a well-written and well-made movie regardless. Highly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.
Favorite quote: “Facebook is like fashion, it will never be finished” – Mark Zuckerberg. This is the way we need to be in all aspects of life. We need to keep evolving; we need to realize our work is never finished, that something can always be added to it.