In 2003, Harvard computer genius Mark Zuckerberg begins work on what is to become the culture-changing global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, Zuckerberg has become the youngest billionare in history.
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Sorkin's scriptwriting sensibilities hit a sweet spot in this adaptation of Mezrich's 'The Accidental Billionaires'. The artistic license regarding Zuckerberg is a tad slanderous. However, as a fictional retelling of the cultural zeitgeist that is Facebook, this is compelling. A haunting encapsulation of Generation Y. Acerbic and clinical just like its characters. Five years on, I still stand by this film.
Maybe I'm just not a fan of bio-pics. Or I expect too much of the director of Fight Club. The only thing this has going for it is being the first feature movie to tell the story of the guy that created Facebook. But that's not enough to make good cinema. And, cinema is not even the best way to make biography. Literature is. Cinema is so much about everything literature is not. Cinema is so much more than storyteling.
Yes, it's a movie of our times, about a person and a project that changed the world and how we communicate. That being said it also is a very fast-paced story (too fast I would say), that overwhelms you with loads of information and witty conversations... pretty much how we experience facebook and all the media nowadays. It's not what I expect from a movie, but that's just me. Still I found it a bit overrated.
kegalauan Mark Zuckerberg pas jaman2 bikin Facebook berhasil digambarkan secara nearly-flawless dan apik oleh om fincher,ga sabar nunguin sekuel film ini......THE UNFOLLOW NETWORK dan THE LARGEST INDONESIAN COMMUNITY.
"I wrote the ‘necrophilia’ line. Because I like to get the word ‘necrophilia’ in a PG-13 movie whenever possible. I think it’s one of those things where you sort of owe it to yourself, as a filmmaker and as a content provider." David Fincher, the people's champion, 2010.
This is not just "The Facebook movie". This is a brilliant movie about friendship and loyalty that features a character study of the fascinating individual who happens to invent an incredibly successful social networking site that then gets out of hands and led all of the relationships he has in jeopardy. The scripts is brilliantly structured, excellent dialog, well-directed, and all the actors did an amazing job.
Jesse Eisenberg plays one of THE most irritating characters in cinema history. Why he was nominated for an Oscar for this vastly overrated film is a mystery to me. If the real Zuckerberg is even half as annoying as portrayed in this film, we should all get rid of Facebook to spite him. Even Jake Lamotta had a few redeeming qualities to make him watchable, this is just an obnoxious arrogant geek with a big mouth. ** 2