The Social Network (2010)
Director David Fincher's biographical drama chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) from Harvard sophomore to Internet superstar, examining his relationships with co-founder Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) and Napster founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake).
Jeez, what to say about this movie…it’s gotten so much praise. I can say that I absolutely agree with all that praise.
The director, David Fincher, took a movie essentially about court depositions and computer programming and made something dynamic and fascinating. But then, Fincher was the director that brought us films like Fight Club (a favorite of mine) and Zodiac, so we, as viewers, were in good hands.
While I have enjoyed Jesse Eisenberg in films like The Squid and The Whale and I think he was excellent in his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg, he didn’t seem to give the audience a performance out of the range we’ve seen in other efforts.
Oh, one interesting thing I learned about the movie is that the Winklevoss twins were played by one guy (named Armie Hammer). That’s right, one guy played the part of both twins (I hope he got paid double).