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The Social Network (2010)

  • Rate: 8.0/10 total 198,913 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 1 October 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 120 min
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The Social Network (2010)


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  • IMDb page: The Social Network (2010)
  • Rate: 8.0/10 total 198,913 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 1 October 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 120 min
  • Filming Location: Andover, Massachusetts, USA
  • Budget: $40,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $96,917,897(USA)(27 February 2011)
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake
  • Original Music By: Trent Reznor (music by) Atticus Ross (music by)  
  • Soundtrack: Dreadlock Holiday
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS (as dts) | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Facebook | Harvard | Website | Twin | Lawsuit

Writing Credits By:

  • Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)
  • Ben Mezrich (book "The Accidental Billionaires")

Known Trivia

  • Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield became good friends during filming. According to Eisenberg, the dramatic rivalry between their characters was hard for the two because it affected them emotionally.
  • Justin Timberlake was the only actor who met his real-life character (Sean Parker) before the founding of Facebook and this film. Armie Hammer and Josh Pence met their real-life characters, the Winklevoss twins after filming. The twins enjoyed Hammer and Pence’s performance so much they attended a couple screenings of the film.
  • Mark Zuckerberg thought the movie was “interesting” as he said when he met Jesse Eisenberg, who portrayed him in the picture, on Saturday Night Live: Jesse Eisenberg/Nicki Minaj, when Eisenberg was hosting.
  • Because director David Fincher was unable to find any suitable identical twin actors to play real-life identical twins Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss, two unrelated actors were hired to play each brother – Armie Hammer as Cameron and Josh Pence as Tyler. Fincher thought that Hammer looked the most like the real brothers, so for some scenes, the visual effects team photographed Hammer speaking Tyler’s lines and created a computer-generated model of his face to paste over Pence’s. Traditional split-screen work, with Hammer’s separate performances as each brother stitched together in the same frame, was also used.
  • Reported to be R-rated during production, but end up editing down to PG-13 to make it accessible for a wider audience.
  • The original banner at the top of included a stylized portrait of a young Al Pacino. It was designed by Andrew McCollum, a friend of Mark Zuckerberg. The banner used on the website in the film uses a portrait of actor Jesse Eisenberg (who plays Zuckerberg).
  • The opening breakup scene with Jesse Eisenberg and Rooney Mara ran eight script pages and took 99 takes.
  • During one of the depositions, it is mentioned that the invention of Facebook made Mark Zuckerburg “the biggest thing on a campus that included nineteen Nobel Laureates, fifteen Pulitzer Prize winners, two future Olympians, and a movie star.” One of the lawyers then asks, “Who was the movie star?” and the response is, “Does it matter?” This movie star was, in fact, Natalie Portman, who was enrolled at Harvard from 1999 to 2003 and helped screenwriter Aaron Sorkin by providing him insider information about goings-on at Harvard at the time Facebook first appeared there.
  • During the climactic confrontation between Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), Zuckerberg can be seen wearing an Arm & Hammer t-shirt. Armie Hammer, who plays the Winklevoss twins, is named after his great grandfather Armand Hammer, who is speculated to be named after the company.
  • The Winklevoss twins were both played by actor Armie Hammer. However, Ralph Lauren model Josh Pence played one of them strictly from the neck down. His face was digitally replaced with Hammer’s to make them appear identical, as the two men are unrelated and look nothing alike. The two spent 10 months in twin boot camp to match one another’s subtle movements and rapport.

Goofs: Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At Henley, Prince Albert of Monaco is introduced as "His Royal Highness Prince Albert." He is a Serene Highness, not Royal. A British VIP would know the difference and say "His Serene Highness" instead.

Plot: Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. Full summary »  »

Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.Written by Columbia Pictures  


Synopsis: In October 2003, Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg has the idea to create a website to rate the attractiveness of female Harvard undergraduates after his girlfriend Erica Albright breaks up with him. Over the course of a single night, Mark hacks into the databases of various residence halls, downloads pictures and names of female students and, using an algorithm for ranking chess players supplied by his best friend Eduardo Saverin (essentially the Elo rating system, written on a window pane recalling a scene of A beautiful mind), he creates in a few hours a website called "", where male students can interactively choose which of two girls presented at a time is more attractive.

Mark is punished with six months of academic probation after the traffic to the site brings down parts of Harvard’s computer network, and he becomes vilified among most of Harvard’s female community. However, the popularity of "FaceMash" and the fact that he created it in one night, while drunk, brings him to the attention of Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss, identical twins and members of Harvard’s rowing team, and their business partner Divya Narendra. As a result, he gains a job working for the Winklevoss twins as the programmer of their website, Harvard Connection.

Soon afterwards, Mark approaches his friend Eduardo and tells him of his idea for what he calls "Thefacebook", an online social networking website exclusive to Harvard University students. He explains this would let people share personal and social information securely. Eduardo agrees to help Mark, providing a fee of $1,000 to help start the site. Once complete, they distribute the link to Eduardo’s connections at the Phoenix S-K final club, and it quickly becomes popular throughout the student body. When they learn of Thefacebook, the Winklevoss twins and Narendar believe that Zuckerberg stole their idea while simultaneously stalling on their website. Cameron and Divya want to sue Mark for intellectual property theft, but Tyler convinces them they can settle the matter as "Harvard gentlemen" without resorting to the courts.

A few months later, at a lecture by Bill Gates, fellow Harvard University student Christy Lee introduces herself and her friend Alice to Eduardo and Mark. She asks that the boys "Facebook us", which impresses both of them. The girls invite them to a bar, where they have sex in the toilet. Mark later runs into his ex-girlfriend, Erica, who is not aware of The Facebook’s existence because she is not a Harvard University student. Stung by this, Mark decides to expand the site to more schools. Christy, Mark, and Eduardo later return to Mark’s room where they outline the structure of the company and their plan for moving forward.

By the spring of 2004, the Facebook grows in popularity, and it expands to other schools in the Northeastern United States, while the Winklevoss twins and Narendra become angrier at seeing "their idea" advance without them. Tyler refuses to sue them, instead accusing Mark of violating the Harvard student Code of Conduct. Through their father’s connections they arrange a meeting with Harvard President Larry Summers, who is dismissive and sees no potential value in either a disciplinary action or in a lawsuit against Thefacebook website itself.

Through Christy Lee, now Eduardo’s girlfriend, Eduardo and Mark arrange a meeting with Napster co-founder Sean Parker. When Christy, Mark and Eduardo meet Parker at a trendy Fusion restaruant in New York City, Eduardo becomes skeptical of the eccentric Parker, noting his problematic personal and professional history. Mark, however, is impressed with Parker since he presented a similar vision of Facebook. Although no deals are reached, Parker suggests that they drop "The" from Thefacebook to make it simply "Facebook".

That summer, Mark moves the company’s base of operation to Palo Alto, California at Parker’s suggestion, while Eduardo remains in New York for seeking advertising support. When Eduardo visits from New York, he is angered to find that Parker is living at the house and making business decisions for Facebook. After an argument with Mark, the vindictive Eduardo freezes the company’s bank account and returns to New York. Upon returning, Christy and Eduardo argue about his Facebook profile, which still lists him as "single". Christy accuses Eduardo of cheating on her and sets fire to a scarf he gave to her as a gift. While Eduardo extinguishes the fire, Mark angrily calls him on the phone about freezing the Facebook bank accounts, and reveals that they have secured money from "an angel investor" through Parker’s contacts. As a result of Christy’s jealousy, Eduardo ends his relationship with her.

Meanwhile in England, while competing in the Henley Royal Regatta, the Winklevoss twins become outraged that Facebook has expanded to a number of universities there and they finally decide to sue Mark. Eduardo has also discovered the deal he signed with Parker’s investors allows them to dilute his share of the company from a third to less than one tenth of one percent, while maintaining the ownership percentage of all other parties. He confronts his erstwhile friend Mark at his new Facebook office in downtown L.A. and announces his intention to sue him.

Later that night, Parker, along with a number of Facebook interns, is arrested for possession of cocaine during a party thrown on the occasion of Facebook’s 1 millionth member. It is strongly implied (but never fully explained) that Mark had anonymously tipped off the police to raid the frat house where the party was held and probably had someone plant drugs at the party to intentionally have Parker and his interns arrested to remove them from the Facebook company.

The framing device throughout the film shows Mark testifying in depositions in two lawsuits: one filed by the Winklevoss twins, and the other filed by Eduardo.

In the final scene, a junior lawyer for the defense informs Mark they will be settling with Eduardo, since the sordid details of Facebook’s founding and Mark’s cynical personality will make a jury highly unsympathetic to him. The film ends with Mark sending a friend request to his former girlfriend Erica on Facebook, and refreshing the page every few seconds waiting for a response that never comes.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Dana Brunetti known as producer
  • Ceán Chaffin known as producer
  • Jim Davidson known as associate producer
  • Michael De Luca known as producer
  • Scott Rudin known as producer
  • Rupert Smythe known as line producer: UK/Henley
  • Kevin Spacey known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jesse Eisenberg known as Mark Zuckerberg
  • Rooney Mara known as Erica Albright
  • Bryan Barter known as Billy Olsen
  • Dustin Fitzsimons known as Phoenix Club President
  • Joseph Mazzello known as Dustin Moskovitz
  • Patrick Mapel known as Chris Hughes
  • Andrew Garfield known as Eduardo Saverin
  • Toby Meuli known as Phoenix Member Playing Facemash
  • Alecia Svensen known as Girl at Phoenix Club
  • Jami Owen known as Student Playing Facemash
  • James Dastoli known as Student Playing Facemash
  • Robert Dastoli known as Student Playing Facemash
  • Scotty Crowe known as Student Playing Facemash
  • Jayk Gallagher known as Student Playing Facemash
  • Marcella Lentz-Pope known as Erica's Roommate
  • Trevor Wright known as B.U. Guy in Bra
  • Barry Livingston known as Mr. Cox
  • Marybeth Massett known as Mrs. Cox
  • Randy Evans known as Student in Communications Office
  • Denise Grayson known as Gretchen
  • John Getz known as Sy
  • Rashida Jones known as Marylin Delpy
  • Carrie Armstrong known as Court Reporter
  • Henry Roosevelt known as Henry
  • Armie Hammer known as Cameron Winklevoss / Tyler Winklevoss
  • Josh Pence known as Tyler Winklevoss
  • Max Minghella known as Divya Narendra
  • David Selby known as Gage
  • Pamela Roylance known as Ad Board Chairwoman
  • Brian Palermo known as CS Lab Professor
  • Brett Leigh known as Phoenix Club Hazer
  • Chris Gouchoe known as Phoenix Club Pledge
  • Nicholas Tubbs known as A Capella Group
  • Kevin Chui known as A Capella Group
  • Richard Ferris known as A Capella Group
  • Burke Walton known as A Capella Group
  • Anh Tuan Nguyen known as A Capella Group (as Anh Nguyen)
  • Dane Nightingale known as A Capella Group
  • Stephen Fuller known as A Capella Group
  • John He known as A Capella Group
  • Nick Smoke known as K.C.'s Friend
  • Cali Fredrichs known as K.C.'s Friend
  • Shelby Young known as K.C.
  • Steve Sires known as Speaker / Bill Gates
  • Brenda Song known as Christy
  • Malese Jow known as Alice
  • Victor Z. Isaac known as Stuart Singer
  • Abhi Sinha known as Vikram
  • Mark Saul known as Bob
  • Cedric Sanders known as Reggie
  • Justin Timberlake known as Sean Parker
  • Dakota Johnson known as Amelia Ritter
  • Nancy Linari known as Larry Summers' Secretary
  • Douglas Urbanski known as Larry Summers
  • Inger Tudor known as Anne
  • Aaron Sorkin known as Ad Executive
  • Mariah Bonner known as Tori
  • Kyle Fain known as Intern Eric
  • Christopher Khai known as Intern Ian
  • Emma Fitzpatrick known as Sharon
  • Jeffrey Thomas Border known as Andrew
  • Annabelle Amirav known as Model (as Inbal Annabelle Amirav)
  • Courtney Arndt known as Victoria's Secret Model
  • Felisha Terrell known as Beautiful Woman
  • Zoe De Toledo known as Harvard Rowers' Coxman
  • Simon Barr known as Harvard Rower
  • Alex Leigh known as Harvard Rower
  • Phil Turnham known as Harvard Rower
  • Richie Steele known as Harvard Rower
  • Chris Friend known as Harvard Rower
  • Tom Harvey known as Harvard Rower
  • Alex Olijnyk known as Hollandia Rowers' Coxman
  • Ray Poulter known as Hollandia Rower
  • Bob Hewitt known as Hollandia Rower
  • Dave Lambourn known as Hollandia Rower (as Dave Lambourne)
  • James Padmore known as Hollandia Rower
  • Sebastian Kouba known as Hollandia Rower
  • Charles Herbert known as Hollandia Rower
  • Robin Dowell known as Hollandia Rower
  • Nathan Hillyer known as Hollandia Rower
  • James Shanklin known as Prince Albert
  • Alex Reznik known as Prince Albert's Aide
  • John Hayden known as Howard Winklevoss
  • Oliver Muirhead known as Mr. Kenwright
  • Shane Adler known as Stoned Girl (as Sarah Shane Adler)
  • Amy Ferguson known as Stoned Girl
  • Monique Edwards known as Bank Teller
  • Cayman Grant known as Peter Thiel's Assistant
  • Wallace Langham known as Peter Thiel
  • Scott Lawrence known as Maurice
  • Peter Holden known as Facebook Lawyer
  • Darin Cooper known as Facebook Lawyer
  • Jared Hillman known as Mackey
  • Caitlin Gerard known as Ashleigh
  • Lacey Beeman known as Sorority Girl
  • Cherilyn Wilson known as Sorority Girl (as Cherilyn Rae Wilson)
  • Caleb Landry Jones known as Fraternity Guy (as Caleb Jones)
  • Franco Vega known as Policeman
  • Andrew Thacher known as Policeman
  • Fred Salmon known as Phoenix
  • Noah Baron known as Student (uncredited)
  • Mike Bash known as Bob (uncredited)
  • Manika Beverly known as Student (uncredited)
  • Melanie Booth known as Sorority Sister Melanie (uncredited)
  • Tony Calle known as Harvard Student (uncredited)
  • Shannon Carter known as Final Club Girl (uncredited)
  • Kristen Clement known as Party Girl (uncredited)
  • Cooper Conley-Currier known as Pheonix Club Hazee (uncredited)
  • Tyler Corbin known as Student Playing Facemash (uncredited)
  • Nikki Dalonzo known as Gogo Dancer (uncredited)
  • Chad Davis known as B.U. Guy in Bra #2 (uncredited)
  • Mannie De Castro Sousa known as Harvard Member (uncredited)
  • Calvin Dean known as Mr. Edwards (uncredited)
  • Tony DeSean known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Doh known as Student (uncredited)
  • Jayson Douglas known as Dinner Patron (uncredited)
  • Elliott Ehlers known as Harvard Student (uncredited)
  • Robert Ian Evans known as Harvard Student (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Feingold known as Luther (uncredited)
  • Jason Flemyng known as Spectator at Henley Regatta (uncredited)
  • Shawn Fogarty known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Carlos Foglia known as MIT Student (uncredited)
  • Bryan Forrest known as Harvard Popular Kid (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Polania Garcia known as Student (uncredited)
  • Brian Guy known as Hacker (uncredited)
  • Josh Haslup known as Student (uncredited)
  • Jesse Heiman known as Student (uncredited)
  • Crystal Hoang known as Hacker Shot Girl (uncredited)
  • Eli Jane known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • JC Jones known as Student (uncredited)
  • Daniela Kalota known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Teruko Kataoka known as Hot Asian College Student (uncredited)
  • Paul S. Kim known as Rob (uncredited)
  • Ren Knopf known as Pub Patron / Passerby (uncredited)
  • Eric La Barr known as Harvard Note-Passer (uncredited)
  • Erica LaRose known as School Girl (uncredited)
  • Michael James Levy known as Romantic Boyfriend (uncredited)
  • Kandis Mak known as Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)
  • Jeff Martineau known as Bobby's Friend (uncredited)
  • Angelina McCoy known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • James McElroy known as Videographer (uncredited)
  • Naina Michaud known as Final Club Girl (uncredited)
  • Sara Murphy known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Brett A. Newton known as Harvard Student (uncredited)
  • Rebecca Ocampo known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Michael Ouellette known as Resident Dean (uncredited)
  • Adina Porter known as Gretchen's Associate (uncredited)
  • Miriam Pultro known as Romantic Grlfriend (uncredited)
  • Tony Reinke known as Harvard Student (uncredited)
  • David Rivera known as Phoenix Poker Guy (uncredited)
  • Vincent Rivera known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Tia Robinson known as Club Waitress (uncredited)
  • Jeff Rosick known as Dorm Room Guy #2 (uncredited)
  • Adrienne Rusk known as Club 66 Girl (uncredited)
  • Alice Ryan known as Harvard Student (uncredited)
  • Nicole Sadighi known as Club 66 Girl (uncredited)
  • Kyle Sauer known as Phoenix Club Member (uncredited)
  • Luis Selgas known as Code Writer (uncredited)
  • Jon Shannon known as Jewish Harvard student (uncredited)
  • Lauren Simon known as College Student #2 (uncredited)
  • Nathan Dean Snyder known as Harvard Student (uncredited)
  • Richard Stephens known as Eddie (uncredited)
  • Patrick Michael Strange known as Harvard Student (uncredited)
  • Rebecca Tilney known as Art History Professor (uncredited)
  • Georgina Tolentino known as Club Goer (uncredited)
  • Christina Toner known as Student (uncredited)
  • Ian Verdun known as Facebook Employee (uncredited)
  • Riley Voelkel known as Final Club Girl (uncredited)
  • David Michael Williamson known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Taigtus Woods known as Model (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Felicity Bowring known as makeup department head
  • Linda D. Flowers known as hair department head (as Linda Flowers)
  • Heather Mages known as key makeup artist
  • Kelly Muldoon known as key hair stylist
  • Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou known as hair: UK/Henley
  • Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou known as makeup: UK/Henley
  • Clare M. Corsick known as hair stylist (uncredited)
  • Sophia Knight known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Tijen Osman known as department head hair: second unit (uncredited)
  • Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman known as hair stylist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Richard Bennett known as storyboard artist
  • Franck 'Frenchy' Brousse known as set dresser
  • Joanna Bush known as illustrator
  • Monica Castro known as assistant property master
  • Trish Gallaher Glenn known as property master
  • Lindsey Gary known as art department researcher
  • William Gideon known as general foreman
  • Aaron Haye known as set designer
  • Bart C. Hubenthal known as on-set dresser (as Bart Hubenthal)
  • Cindy Ichikawa known as art department coordinator (as Cindy M. Ichikawa)
  • Scott Lodwig known as labor foreman
  • Randy Martens known as greens foreman
  • Cameron Matheson known as leadman: Boston
  • Robyn Paiba known as art director: UK/Henley
  • Missy Parker known as assistant set decorator
  • Chris Samp known as standby painter
  • Theodore Sharps known as set designer
  • Kurt Smith known as construction coordinator: Boston (as Kurt L. Smith)
  • Chris Snyder known as construction coordinator
  • Carl Sprague known as art director: Boston
  • Jim Stubblefield known as assistant property master
  • Freddy Waff known as leadman
  • Randall D. Wilkins known as set designer (as Randy Wilkins)
  • Jane Wuu known as set designer
  • Audra Avery known as props: Boston (uncredited)
  • Adam L. Barker known as plaster supervisor (uncredited)
  • James Davidson Bennett known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Erik Boring known as key greensman: Baltimore (uncredited)
  • Andréa Ciraldo known as set dresser: Boston (uncredited)
  • Jason T. Clark known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • Patrick T. Eagan known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Beth Emerson known as set dressing buyer (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Engel known as assistant decorator (uncredited)
  • Francesco Ferrara known as painter (uncredited)
  • Hank Giardina known as paint supervisor (uncredited)
  • Zeth Huckabay known as assistant food stylist (uncredited)
  • Wayne Kimball known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Matthew King known as assistant food stylist (uncredited)
  • Greg Knapp known as construction/rigging medic (uncredited)
  • Chris Larsen known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Sean Lira known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • James R. Lord known as propmaker (uncredited)
  • Gregory Lynch Jr. known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Ryan McPeake known as construction medic (uncredited)
  • Matthew Merenda known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • Michael Mestas known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Christopher Morente known as greens gang boss: Los Angeles (uncredited)
  • Laura Nash known as art department assistant: Boston (uncredited)
  • Ted Nolan known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Cesar Orozco known as propmaker (uncredited)
  • Alexander Panov known as paint decorator gang boss (uncredited)
  • Christopher Plummer known as picture car coordinator (uncredited)
  • Eugene Pope known as welding foreman: Boston (uncredited)
  • Dennis Richardson known as construction foreman (uncredited)
  • Bret Ross known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • David Scott known as graphic designer (uncredited)
  • Carly Serodio known as art assistant: Boston (uncredited)
  • Steve Sickle known as greens foreman: Los Angeles (uncredited)
  • Matthew G. Smith known as scenic (uncredited)
  • David Venezky known as set dressing gang boss (uncredited)
  • Jack White known as food stylist (uncredited)
  • Fante Zamora known as set dresser (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Columbia Pictures (presents)
  • Relativity Media (in association with)
  • Scott Rudin Productions
  • Michael De Luca Productions
  • Trigger Street Productions

Other Companies:

  • Alessi/Berona Casting  extras casting
  • Ambient Content  courtesy: "Dino", "Tiger" and "Leopard" clips
  • American Humane Society  animal action monitoring (as American Humane)
  • Boone's Animals for Hollywood  animals (uncredited)
  • California Film Commission  special thanks (as The California Film Commission)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Cinema Mechanics  grip and lighting equipment (uncredited)
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The  special thanks
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording (uncredited)
  • Designer Wardrobe Trailers  wardrobe trailer (uncredited)
  • Digital Media Services (DMS)  digital marketing asset management (uncredited)
  • Eton College Rowing Centre Dorney Lake  special thanks
  • Filmtools  expendables (uncredited)
  • For Stars Catering  catering
  • Giorgio Armani  special thanks
  • Gorgeous Enterprises  production services: UK/Henley
  • Helicopter Film Services  aerial filming services (uncredited)
  • Henley Royal Regatta  special thanks
  • High Output  grip and lighting equipment (uncredited)
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)  jurisdiction (as I.A.T.S.E.)
  • Keslow Cameras  camera equipment (uncredited)
  • Klass Security and Investigations  anti-piracy security services (uncredited)
  • LightIRON Digital  digital intermediate (as Light Iron Digital, LLC)
  • Loop Squad, The  loop group
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers (uncredited)
  • Movie Movers  hair and makeup trailers (uncredited)
  • Movie Movers  transportation (uncredited)
  • Null  soundtrack
  • Pacific Studios Inc.  chromatrans background (uncredited)
  • Pix System  collaboration (as Pix System, LLLC)
  • Red Digital Cinema  camera equipment (uncredited)
  • Reliance Media Works VFX  image processing (as Reliance Mediaworks/Burbank, CA)
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Skywalker Sound  post-production sound services
  • Sony Pictures Stock Footage  footage (uncredited)
  • State of California  special thanks (as The State of California)


  • Columbia Pictures (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Acme Film (2010) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Audio Visual Entertainment (2010) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2010) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (2011) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing Canada (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • FX Network (2013) (USA) (TV)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2011) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Lola Visual Effects (visual effects) (as Lola VFX)
  • Savage Visual Effects (visual effects)
  • Outback Post (additional visual effects) (as Outback Post, LLC)
  • Eden FX (additional visual effects)
  • Ollin Studio (additional visual effects) (as Ollin VFX)
  • A52 (additional visual effects) (as a52)
  • Hydraulx (additional visual effects) (uncredited)

Visual Effects by:

  • Casey Allen known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Spencer Armajo known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Elizabeth Asai known as visual effects coordinator: Ollin VFX
  • Ron Barr known as executive producer: Outback Post
  • Paco Castillo known as compositor: Ollin VFX (as Francisco Castillo)
  • Joseph M. Chiechi known as computer graphics artist: a52 (as Joseph Chiechi)
  • Trent Claus known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Brendan Crockett known as 2d artist: a52
  • Andrea D'Amico known as visual effects producer: Eden FX
  • Robin L. D'Arcy known as visual effects executive producer: Ollin VFX (as Robin D'Arcy)
  • Oliver de Gante known as data wrangler: Ollin VFX
  • Natalia de la Garza known as compositor: Ollin VFX
  • Toby Evetts known as graphic artist: Outback Post
  • Miles Friedman known as visual effects coordinator: Lola VFX
  • Antonio Gallardo known as visual effects editorial producer: Ollin VFX
  • Daniel Gonzalez Solozabal known as compositor: Ollin VFX (as Daniel Gonzalez)
  • Orin Green known as visual effects artist: Outback Post
  • Richard Hirst known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Adam Howard known as visual effects supervisor: Outback Post
  • Charlie Iturriaga known as visual effects supervisor: Ollin VFX
  • Eli Jarra known as composite supervisor: Outback Post
  • Daniel Jauregui known as visual effects artist
  • Joshua Jordan known as visual effects artist: Outback Post
  • Felix Kawamura known as graphic artist: Outback Post
  • Shahana Khan known as visual effects supervisor: a52
  • Aleksander Kocev known as computer graphics effects artist: Lola VFX
  • Christian Kugler known as senior matte painter: Savage Visual Effects
  • Kurt Lawson known as 2d artist: a52
  • Max Leonard known as visual effects coordinator: Lola VFX (as Maxamillian Leonard)
  • Dave Levine known as flame artist: Lola VFX (as David Levine)
  • Brice Liesveld known as visual effects producer: Savage Visual Effects
  • Noll Linsangan known as compositor: Savage Visual Effects
  • Miguel Lizarraga known as matte painter: Ollin VFX
  • Victor Lizarraga known as dynamics and particles: Ollin VFX
  • Jason Locke known as matchmove artist: Outback Post
  • Samantha Mabie-Tuinstra known as visual effects producer: Eden FX
  • Paul McReynolds known as technology consultant: web
  • Fernando Najera known as dynamics and particles: Ollin VFX
  • Daniel Naulin known as computer graphics artist: Savage Visual Effects
  • Thomas Nittmann known as visual effects producer: Lola VFX
  • Brian Nugent known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Clark Parkhurst known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • James Pastorius known as lead artist: Savage Visual Effects
  • James Pastorius known as visual effects supervisor: Savage Visual Effects
  • Fred Pienkos known as visual effects supervisor: Eden FX (as Fred J. Pienkos)
  • Raul Prado known as computer graphics supervisor: Ollin VFX
  • Rick Ramirez known as digital artist: Eden FX
  • Edward M. Ruiz II known as digital artist: Eden FX (as Ed Ruiz)
  • Hameed Shaukat known as visual effects producer: a52
  • Josh Singer known as computer graphics effects artist: Lola VFX (as Joshua Singer)
  • Jennifer Sofio known as executive producer: a52 (as Jennifer Sofio Hall)
  • Colin Strause known as computer graphics effects supervisor: Lola VFX
  • Jeremiah Sweeney known as flame artist: Lola VFX (as Jeremiah Sweeny)
  • Tim Turner known as computer graphics artist: Savage Visual Effects
  • Tim Unger known as roto artist: Savage Visual Effects
  • Edson Williams known as visual effects supervisor: Lola VFX
  • Paul Yacono known as 2d artist: a52
  • Kazuyoshi Yamagiwa known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Holli Alvarado known as matte painter (uncredited)
  • Dan Bartolucci known as flame artist: Lola VFX (uncredited)
  • Madalina Bland known as visual effects (uncredited)
  • Sarah Blank known as visual effects (uncredited)
  • Ben Campanaro known as compositor: Eden FX (uncredited)
  • Viki Chan known as on-set survey and data integration (uncredited)
  • Jesse James Chisholm known as on-set/data integration lead (uncredited)
  • Enid Dalkoff known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Jenn Epstein known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Chad Eshbaugh known as motion control operator (uncredited)
  • Omar García known as visual effects editorial assistant: Ollin Studio (uncredited)
  • Joshua Grow known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Simon Holden known as 2d artist (uncredited)
  • Jason Locke known as tracker (uncredited)
  • Steve McLafferty known as visual effects (uncredited)
  • Jesse Monsour known as flame artist (uncredited)
  • Damian O'Farrill known as visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
  • Rick Ramirez known as digital compositor: Eden FX (uncredited)
  • Guillaume Renberg known as motion control operator (uncredited)
  • Gizmo Rivera known as compositor (uncredited)
  • Edward M. Ruiz II known as digital compositor: Eden FX (uncredited)
  • Maciek Sokalski known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • James William Visconti III known as computer playback supervisor (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 24 September 2010 (New York Film Festival)
  • Canada 1 October 2010
  • USA 1 October 2010
  • Germany 7 October 2010
  • Russia 7 October 2010 (American Film Festival)
  • Switzerland 7 October 2010 (German speaking region)
  • Austria 8 October 2010
  • Uruguay 8 October 2010
  • France 13 October 2010
  • Switzerland 13 October 2010 (French speaking region)
  • Denmark 14 October 2010
  • Bulgaria 15 October 2010
  • Estonia 15 October 2010
  • Iceland 15 October 2010
  • Ireland 15 October 2010
  • Poland 15 October 2010
  • Spain 15 October 2010
  • UK 15 October 2010
  • Argentina 21 October 2010
  • India 21 October 2010 (Mumbai Film Festival)
  • Finland 22 October 2010
  • Lithuania 22 October 2010
  • Sweden 22 October 2010
  • Turkey 22 October 2010
  • Japan 23 October 2010 (Tokyo International Film Festival)
  • Belgium 27 October 2010
  • Egypt 27 October 2010
  • Georgia 27 October 2010
  • Greece 27 October 2010
  • Philippines 27 October 2010
  • Australia 28 October 2010
  • Chile 28 October 2010
  • Croatia 28 October 2010
  • Israel 28 October 2010
  • Kazakhstan 28 October 2010
  • Kuwait 28 October 2010
  • Netherlands 28 October 2010
  • Russia 28 October 2010
  • Singapore 28 October 2010
  • Norway 29 October 2010
  • Romania 29 October 2010
  • Indonesia 3 November 2010
  • Brazil 4 November 2010 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
  • Czech Republic 4 November 2010
  • Portugal 4 November 2010
  • Serbia 4 November 2010
  • Slovakia 4 November 2010
  • Taiwan 5 November 2010
  • Hungary 11 November 2010
  • Italy 11 November 2010
  • New Zealand 11 November 2010
  • India 12 November 2010
  • Hong Kong 18 November 2010
  • South Korea 18 November 2010
  • Colombia 26 November 2010
  • Malaysia 2 December 2010
  • Peru 2 December 2010
  • Brazil 3 December 2010
  • Venezuela 3 December 2010
  • Mexico 10 December 2010
  • Japan 15 January 2011
  • Panama 28 January 2011
  • Netherlands 3 November 2011 (Amsterdam Film Week)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. Mr Impossible from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    I am a big of David Fincher's work, when I realized he was going tomake a film about the creation of Facebook, I was really excited. Icame in the movie with huge expectations, and hopeful that it wouldturn out great. I have to say, I was impressed, my expectations werenot only met, but they were blown away. The Social Network easilyrivals Fincher's previous works like "Fight Club" or "Se7en".

    Aesthetically the film is very beautiful, its very "Fincher". It has avery perversely attractive appeal, a glimmering awfulness, as it waslit from within. David Fincher deserves an Oscar for Best Director, heis extremely underrated by the Academy. Hopefully this film willfinally bring Fincher in a new light.

    The actors did an amazing job, they should all be recognized for theirwork in this movie. Jesse Eisenberg did an amazing job playing MarkZuckerberg. Hopefully he will not be known as the next Michael Ceraanymore. With this film, he established himself as a serious actor andhe will have a bright future ahead of him. Andrew Garfield also did anamazing job as the co-founder of Facebook and the best friend ofZuckerberg. He deserves an Oscar nom and I hope we'll be seeing more ofhim in the future. The rest of the cast did a fine job and also hopingseeing them in the future.

    I recommend this movie to everyone, it deals with betrayal and greed.The movie definitely deserves an Academy award for Best Picture. It isextremely revalent for our times and many years to come. I considerthis movie is a fine piece of modern filmmaking and probably will beconsidered as a classic in the future. So if you're not doing anythingtonight, you should spent an evening in theaters to watch The SocialNetwork.

  2. Monotreme02
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    I just want to get this out there right away and put the cards on thetable so to speak: When I first heard about it, I had very little faithin this project. I was stupefied, confused by the thought of whatattracted all this talent to this seemingly trivial story to beginwith? Why would David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin possibly be interestedin the story of the founding of Facebook? Surely they could have foundsomething more important, more meaningful to apply their efforts to.After seeing the film, though, I realized that, of course, Fincher andSorkin knew what they were doing all along. And furthermore thatlabeling this as "The Facebook movie" is really an insult to whatSorkin and Fincher were trying to and have succeeded in achieving withthis film.

    First and foremost, I have to take a step back and admire this film asa technical achievement. Despite seeming to be a departure for Fincherin terms of content and subject matter – which it is and then againisn't – the film is very clearly and undeniably a Fincher film.Re-teaming with his Fight Club director of photography Jeff Cronenweth,Fincher manages to create and capture that really unique look all ofhis films have. The cinematography is absolutely gorgeous – once again,Fincher proves that he is probably getting the best results in digitalphotography out of any other director working in that medium, and thisfilm, shot on the RED One camera, looks absolutely beautiful, from theframing to the camera movement to the lighting and on to the look andthe feel of the depth of field the RED captures.

    Sorkin's script is also an impeccable achievement and showcases, onceagain just what a genius this man really is. From a structuralstandpoint it employs a very effective use of a framing device – theZuckerberg lawsuit depositions, which introduce the various charactersand lead into "flashbacks" of the events being discussed. It reallylends the film a Rashomon air and intensifies the mystery behind theZuckerberg character and what exactly transpired in the creation ofthis phenomenon, Facebook. Sorkin also demonstrates an acute awarenessof character construction, and manages to create a loathsomeprotagonist we hate and are frustrated by but yet we still end upsympathizing with. Most of all, though, it's a showcase of Sorkin'simpeccable writing style and knack for writing dialogue with a veryunique sound and rhythm. I saw Fincher refer to it as "Sorkinese" in aninterview, and this is a really good description – it is certainly veryunique to Sorkin and the scripts he has written, and it is alsocertainly a completely unique language – one which normal people in ourreal world do not speak, but that just sounds great on screen. Therapid-fire, overlapping dialogue remains one of the highlights of thefilm for me, and the script is certainly a shoo-in for Oscarconsideration.

    The film is also a rare showcase of pure acting prowess, and features avery interesting and eclectic cast of young actors stepping out oftheir comfort zones and delivering some truly phenomenal work. Thecasting of the film is quite a departure for Fincher, who has enoughclout to gather the biggest names working in the business. Instead, heopted to go for a cast of relative unknowns or up-and-comers, andreally make stars out of them. First and foremost to be mentioned isJesse Eisenberg, an actor I have personally been a fan of since TheSquid and the Whale in 2005 and one whose work I have continued toenjoy since then. However, no matter how good he was in those previousfilms, none of his previous performances compare to his amazingachievement on this film. Stripping away his signature goofiness andneurosis, Eisenberg plays Zuckerberg as a cold, calculated anddetermined genius who knows what he wants, is very confident andforward-looking and will stop at nothing to get it. His counter in thefilm is Saverin, played brilliantly by Andrew Garfield, a name we willbe hearing a lot more of of in the next few years: Saverin is a farmore sympathetic character, more warm and inviting – these traits onlyincrease the impact of the tragedy of Zuckerberg's betrayal of theirfriendship.

    Many pundits and commentators have designated this to be the "film thatdefines our generation", and truly a "product of its time" in the mostliteral sense of the word. However, I'm not sure I like thisdesignation, especially since once you watch the film, you very quicklyrealize that this isn't a story about the founding of Facebook; it'sreally a story of friendship, ambition and betrayal, a character studyof this fascinating individual whose actions in the film happen todepict the invention of an online social networking site that gets outof hand and puts all of his relationships, especially that with hisbest friend and business partner, in jeopardy. All of the themesmentioned above are universal and can be applied to a number offantastic films and works of fiction over the centuries, and that, Ithink, is the greatest achievement of the film.

  3. roastmary-1 ( from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    Maybe I'm too old. No, not maybe, I am. I saw this characters as aliensof sorts. I know they represent today's landscape, brrrrr. The film asa film is one of the best of David Fincher but the universe it exploresgave the chills. A world approaching its end, fast. The youth of thecharacters made it even more sinister. I couldn't detect their soul orany evidence of its existence. In a way they represent the worst of theprevious generations. Roman Emperors or Wall Street. Profit is the nameof the game and the ideas come out of boredom of longings to get laid.Love and friendship, loyalty and/or honor as obsolete as good manners.Jesse Eisenberg is chillingly perfect as the humanoid that started itall – or did he? – Justin Timberlake keeps surprising me. Good, verygood and Andrew Garfield, the most recognizable of the characters is avictim of sorts and he'll be destroyed no matter how much money hegets. How I wish this was merely a science-fiction film.

  4. Michael McGonigle ( from Philadelphia, PA.
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    There is something wrong with this film like it was put though a filterof some type to remove any real humanity, unless that is the point. I'mnot a psychiatrist but Mark Zuckerberg as portrayed by Jesse Eisenbergin the film seems to suffer from some kind of emotional agnosia. . .andso does the film.

    I was looking forward to this film and I had fun watching it, but as Ithought about it afterwards, all I could remember were the squanderedopportunities the film had to actually tell a moving story aboutfriendship and loyalty that got wrecked by a cool business venture thatbecame much too successful way too quickly.

    Both Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher have both said The Social Networkis not really about the "Facebook saga" with Sorkin even being so boldas to claim the basic story goes all the way back to the Greekdramatists. He has a point, so what do you think, would Aristophaneshave been a MAC man or a PC user?

    Truly, you won't find a better emotional core to build a drama aroundthan the relationship between best friends Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg)and Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). That bromance is the heart ofThe Social Network and the film kept getting close to this emotionalterritory but then it would crash like an overloaded network and flitto other characters not important to the main story.

    For example, the machinations of the Winklevoss twins are comic reliefelevated to main story arc status. The self-righteous anger they feeland the lengths they go to seek revenge play like Margaret Dumontfighting with Groucho Marx.

    It's very satisfying to see these overly entitled, great white hopesbecome dismayingly angry that things didn't go exactly the way theywanted them to for probably the first time in their lives. The SocialNetwork develops a sharp edge to it in these scenes from theircharacters genuine feelings of an entitlement snatched away from themby a clearly undeserving cretin and the actors play it for all the highcomedy they can.

    But the main bromance is tested when the sexy, charming, persuasiveentrepreneur Sean Parker (played to paranoid perfection by JustinTimberlake) comes in well over an hour into the film and starts findingways to turn Facebook into a mega-money making operation all the whilecharming the pants off Mark Zuckerberg; much to Eduardo's sad eyedjealousy.

    At this moment, The Social Network could become an ancient Greek dramain more ways than one.

    But it doesn't. Instead, we just get more back and forth cuttingbetween depositions and lawyer meetings, which are interesting andcould have provided clues into the characters, but don't. These sceneswere the biggest missed opportunities in the film.

    Another squandered moment, why can't we see the scene where Zuckerberggoes into an investment banker's office in his bathrobe and slippers todeliver a Sean Parker bird-flip? Will Zuckerberg realize that makinggood on revenge for others is totally unsatisfying? And why was thetough talking Parker too big a wuss not to do it himself?

    If the scene isn't going to advance the plot or inform about thecharacters, why have it?

    Witnessing Parkers pathetic attempt at a put down of Andrew Garfield byoffering him a check for $19,000 and then totally being made a fool ofshowed exactly what kind of man Saverin was and what kind of uselessblow-hard Parker was.

    As a secondary theme, the idea that money can ruin almost anything goodlike friendship, loyalty or love, even here, The Social Network doesnot convince. It seems that it was the fact that Facebook made tons ofmoney that this story even has an ending that did not end in suicide ordeath. If Sorkin or Fincher sees anything ironic or even noteworthy inthis, they sure don't indicate it in the film.

    Remember, people would even have excused a horrible sociopathic bullylike Alex DeLage in A Clockwork Orange if he had only made a billiondollars for someone.

    As it is right now, The Social Network feels way too long and there isno emotional payoff. I didn't feel a sense of relief or fun or evensadness when the end credit titles listed what happened to the variouscharacters.

    The Social Network had glibness and a flow that only indicated asurface look at the deeper themes, but nothing else.

    Fincher generally likes to make fast moving films because he seems tofear depth. He probably disagrees with the saying that "still watersrun deep" and thinks that still waters are the ones that turn stagnant.

    Well David, that's true, but stagnant water can still be deep water,and shallow water is never anything else.

  5. saternbaby from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    The Social Network is a very disheartening experience for me as anartist. If this artificially constructed multimillion dollaradvertisement for drug use, misogyny, greed, narcissism, nihilism,genetic slavery and adolescent predatory behavior is what is to beconsidered excellence in filmic storytelling then creating a work ofactual social and/or artistic worth will be a serious uphill battle.

    I enjoyed Risky Business despite its cynical "at the core of allenterprise is sexual desire" theme. It was sophomoric, but it had atouch of artistic sophistication and intellect. This new millennialupdate is stale, sleazy, colorless and so obviously contrived that ithas no sense of reality beyond its stylistic pretensions. Its like asociopathic vision of social behavior. For every attempt at objectivitythe end translation for the audience is hyperbole and smug distance.

    By the end of The Social Network's first act, its snide manner simplyhad me yawning in anticipation of yet another tritely structured 'inyour face' remark from the so-called "asshole" who is our (anti?)hero.Was the actor purposely directed into the countenance of some spoileddeity who has to tolerate the ignorant mice that are his fans, accusersand fellow kind? Or is he just supposed to be a caricature dissolvinginto the ether even as he reflects bleak truths onto the contours ofopposing perspectives? At one point our hero mentions that it israining as if the statement profoundly dispels any and all significancebeyond his own observations, and then he proceeds to demonstrate thathis attention is sacrosanct by hushing everyone into amazed silencewith the power of mere articulation. And wouldn't it be cool to be acocky billionaire who has the random wit of a seasoned screenplaywriter and who lives in a fantasy world where eyes roll in wonder athis every pontification. A world where pathological confidence almostalways accrues the appropriate level of silent reaction. This is justgeek fantasy for those who dream of challenging the forces that be butwill never have expensive propaganda machinery to back them up.

    Could the protagonist be even slightly incorrect in his philosophies?The editing says no. Every punctuation says that our hero is a Zencarved guru who can penetrate any artifice that attempts to snare him,even as he is using the same tactics in order to justify his everyaction. The film clearly wants this character to be seen as anambassador of truth (As if any film that willingly treats its femalecharacters as eye candy, drug addled leeches or disturbed shrews hasany perspective on truth ). Even the two scenes where he isintellectually bested by his girlfriend seem to exist only to placatethe view that the character is not an intellectual psychopath, but asympathetic "geek".

    In the final act of this film some 'wisdom' is offered to our hero byan attractive female disciple in the employ of the legal/intellectualenemy. He should treat his responsibility for those he has betrayed anddisrespected as though they were representatives of traffic courtgroveling for the cost of a ticket. "Your not an asshole" she confidesin him, "…your just trying so hard to be". What sense does this make?Psychologically? Socially? Grammatically? Morally? Yeah, dude, justgive the little guys some crumbs and then you can muse on how yourreally just a victim after all. How romantic, the young billionaire isjust a lonely guy looking for a girlfriend. Cue The Beatles.

    If nothing else I would say that The Social Network does a great job ofdemonstrating just how sad, lonely and artificial the human animal canbecome when roaming around in the belly of the beast that is moderntechnology. Sometimes I think nothing is digesting in here but theinevitable regurgitation of human banality. Somebody give me a bong hitand a shot of whiskey (or a billion dollars) so I can feel on top ofthe world for just a moment before I flitter out of existencealtogether. Is this the great truth of our species? Are we at our mostlucid admitting to emotional centers we find both ugly and arousingwhile embracing the cold nothingness that surrounds our world as theonly true reality? And if this film actually does represent the truthof our species then why are we even pretending to care about anything?

    The traits and ambitions shown in The Social Network are not admirableor enviable. They are symptoms of social disease. Though I am sure thatthis is a perspective most alien to the film's producers. As opposed tobeing wowed by a sweeping camera shot in some real or constructedsimulation of a techno bar, I was wondering how many staving childrencould be fed, and for how many years, with the cost of a scenerepresenting nothing but hollow ambition. I feel sick for even postingthis rant with the knowledge that many of those who facilitate thismedium are of a psychology most adverse to any sense of social healthor honesty. Maybe I am ultimately just one of the diseased. If so, Iwish we had less disingenuous commercial representation.

    And now some final thoughts:

    F**k the philosophy of this film. F**k its narrow view of existence,and most especially f**k its arrogant dishonesty. Enjoy me, sheep, itseems to say. Watch the rich flaunt themselves and think you arewatching good entertainment, think you are watching serious art. Thinkthat you are watching a summery of self. Christ, even think you arewatching the very reflection of human Truth. Just don't go thinkingthat all of the juice in the body eclectic is anything but bitterself-distraction in the endless vacuum of space. And if thisrealization makes you want to do another bump of coke, then rock on.Your still f***ing peasants as far as John Lennon can see.

  6. sug2763 from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    I went into this film with little or no hope. By the time the movie wasover, with the Beatles' "Baby, You're A Rich Man" playing over the endcredits, I had a huge smile on my face. I literally cannot wait towatch this again during it's wide release.

    The lighting and camera work here is beautiful, every scene andsequence is a joy to watch. If Fincher hasn't already proved himselftime and time again with his great films, this one might be the one toseal the deal for him. One sequence in the middle of the film featuresa boring rowboat race. Fincher sets up the photography so beautifully,that it feels like you're watching a painting come to life.

    All the performances are excellent. Jesse Eisenberg plays MarkZuckerberg as a fast-paced, nerdy, kind of jerk-ish attitude, andAndrew Garfield is his best friend, Eduardo, who at the beginningdidn't mean much to me, but I found myself rooting for him by the end.Justin Timberlake is easily the weakest one of the three, but he stilldoes a decent job.

    And oh, man the soundtrack. Trent Reznor deserves some kind ofrecognition for this. It is amazing. A lot of people say the moviesounds boring. They cite "The invention of facebook" as anuninteresting topic. I say don't believe that talk, and check out thisinteresting, funny, thrill ride by Fincher and co.

  7. ( from New York, NY
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    The Social Network is contrived, artificial and overlong, but it didn'thave to be. There were the makings of a really absorbing movie, usingthe very timeless themes of betrayal and greed; however, thoseopportunities were repeatedly squandered. The dialogue wascharacteristic of Sorkin, with the actors continually speaking overeach other, spouting bon mots that rang hollow because they had no timeto register. When a simple statement with a few words would suffice andbe much more powerful, Sorkin stuffed in multiple sentences thatrendered the scene lifeless. Sometimes silence is the most powerfulindicator of feeling.

    The most glaring problem is the absolute implausibility of one of thecentral motifs of the story, which is Zuckerberg's obsession with finalclubs. The references are hilariously outdated and irrelevant, comingfrom right out of the 60s. Does anyone really believe that Zuckerbergwould screw his co-founder out of his share of the company because ofresentment over the fact that Eduardo was chosen for one of the clubs?Whatever happened to plain and simple greed? Surely there was a moreinteresting and more credible way to explain why the partnership wentsour. The filmmakers should have found it.

    It has been well publicized that the film is largely fictional; most ofthe machinations described in the film never happened or didn't happenas portrayed. Both the director and screenwriter have admitted thatthey don't know much about Facebook or see the point of it. Sorkinhimself also said that he was willing to sacrifice the truth for a goodstory. That isn't necessarily a problem; if the storytelling is solid,the stretching of facts can be overlooked. In this case, the plot isoverwrought and not believable, making the glaring plot holes and lackof veracity prominent.

    A few more quibbles: the soundtrack was incredibly intrusive, theportrayal of all the women in the film was shameful and sexist, and thevision of life at Harvard was inauthentic. I thought the main actorsdid a fair job with the material they were given, especially JesseEisenberg, who managed to give Zuckerberg more than one dimension. Butthe movie could have been so much more, which makes the final resultreally depressing.

  8. rogerdarlington from United Kingdom
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    This is a film which simply shouldn't work, but it does -magnificently. A story centred on a teenager who becomes the world'syoungest billionaire, a web site that reaches a million users in twoyears, and a cast of real life characters with names like Zuckerbergand Winklevoss just shouldn't be possible. A convoluted tale of rawconflict on the origins of a new type of web site should not lenditself to an expensive movie as opposed to a television documentary. Itsucceeds because it is not about the technology but about creativityand conflict and about friendship and betrayal. It succeeds because ofa magical combination of accomplished direction, scintillating dialogueand superb acting.

    The direction comes from David Fincher who has had variable success,all the way from "Alien 3" to Se7en", but here he is right on form witha flashy, but tightly structured, presentation that never fails tocommand your attention and interest. The all-important, sparklingscript is courtesy of Aaron Sorkin who gave us "The West Wing" – thebest television series ever – and yet apparently does not do socialnetworking.

    At the heart of the movie is a brilliant, Oscar-worthy performance fromJesse Eisenberg as the 19 year old Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, thegenius behind "The Facebook" (the social network), the unsympatheticanti-hero of the adventure, a borderline sociopath variously describedby women characters as "an asshole" and someone "just trying so hard tobe" one. Andrew Garfield is excellent as Zuckerberg's Harvard roommateand co-founder of the site Eduardo Savarin; thanks to the wonders ofCGI, Arnie Hammer manages to be terrific as both the twins Cameron andTyler Winklevoss; while singer Justin Timberlake is a revelation as theNapster founder Sean Parker. This is a testosterone-charged fable withroom for women only in minor support roles – ironic in that gettinggirls was the impetus for the Facebook project.

    The film opens in 2003 with a breathlessly wordy encounter and closesin 2009 with a poignantly wordless scene. In between, the story zipsalong at the frenetic pace characterised by the business itself.Adapted from Ben Mezrich's book "The Accidental Millionaires", theframework for the fascinating narrative is not one but two courtroomdramas or, to be more accurate, pre-trial hearings (both resulted inout-of-court settlements which tells you a lot). Clearly you shouldn'tjudge a book by its cover.

  9. Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    Wow, seriously, last year I thought I was robbed because I didn't getto see The Social Network in the theater. The way some users weredescribing this film as "the defining movie of our generation" Ithought I was missing the next "Godfather". I was trying to wait to buythe film on pre-view over at Blockbuster because again with the hype Iassumed I would probably love the film, but I caught it on a moviechannel this morning and have to say while it's definitely a goodmovie, I really hope this isn't the defining movie of my generation.The Social Network is loosely based on the rise of Facebook, theworld's most popular website and IMO the fall of society. I'm sure ithad good intentions in the first place as it was awesome to keep intouch with my college friends back in 2004, but it's gone down hillsince then. But to the movie's credit, we are blessed with some prettygood actors, fast editing and a really interesting story. I thinkthat's what really saved this movie from being just another addition tothis hot trend.

    In 2003, Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg is dumped by hisgirlfriend. He returns to his dorm drunk and writes a scathing blogentry about her. This inspires him to create an on-campus websitecalled Facemash which allows users to rate the attractiveness of femalestudents using photographs pilfered from various university systems.FaceMash's popularity and the fact that Mark created it in one nightwhile drunk brings him to the attention of Cameron and Tyler Winklevossand their business partner Divya Narendra. Mark approaches his friendEduardo Saverin and tells him of his idea for what he calls "Thefacebook", an online social networking website exclusive to HarvardUniversity students. Eduardo agrees to help Mark, providing $1,000 tohelp start the site. Starting the rise and rise of the popular socialnetwork site Facebook.

    Jesse Eisenberg as Mark I thought was what really stepped the film backfrom being a perfect film, he's a good actor, but doesn't have thecharisma to make Mark likable and talked way too fast for average moviegoers to understand half of what's going on. That does damage inreviews, because if people understood it, they automatically mark thatas they are intelligent, not to go onto that rant, but just a pet peeveof mine. I read The Accidental Billionaires and Mark seems like a verynice guy who wanted to create something very good and seems like apleasure to meet in real life. Jesse plays him off too much as a shynerdy jerk who's just too greedy at times. Justin Timberlake playingSean Parker, he's good enough, he seems to really enjoy playing what Iwould assume Sean to be like since he almost took down the musicindustry in the 90's. Justin plays him cool and really proved to thathe can both talents in the music and acting industry.

    Is The Social Network the best film of 2010? Depends on your taste, myfavorite contender is still The Black Swan. However, this film doesdeserve it's praise mainly for David Finch and his vision. His fastpace with the film was what kept it going and his passion for the storywas what really grabbed me. Though I know not to take this for abiography, I don't see why they couldn't stay a little more true to thestory, though from what I understand, Mark is a very privateman…ironic. I would recommend The Social Network, it will be apart offilm history to describe our era in computers, however, I don't thinkit's our generation's defining film as many have described. Just don'tbelieve the hype, I found it good just to watch it once.


  10. Ken_Wen from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 11:57 pm

    …and that's "The Social Network".

    It joins the ranks of his best, and just like many of his his previousworks, has been reviled before it was properly understood.

    For months before it came out, it was the laughing stock of people whowere off-put by the idea of a "movie about Facebook" (even though it'seasy to look and see that it's about the founding of Facebook and thepeople behind it), just like "Fight Club" is dismissed as a violentfilm about people fighting, or that "Se7en" is just a serial killermovie.

    Not to get sidetracked, though.

    "The Social Network" is filmmaking and storytelling of a high order,that shows the grand irony of a socially inept Harvard student namedMark Zuckerberg who ended up creating one of the largest socialphenomena of the twenty-first century (and love Facebook or hate it, itmost certainly is that). The story works as an engaging, fascinatingcharacter study; at the beginning of the story, Mark is a sociallymaladjusted reject, and even after several million 'friends' and a fewbillion dollars later, he remains pretty much the same.

    The outstanding acting, style and direction, as well as the greatscript armed to the teeth with sharp dialogue is what people are likelyto miss by dismissing it as a mere 'Facebook movie'.

    Even if it were just a "movie about Facebook", why is such subjectmatter off-limits? Things that have become a large part of our cultureshouldn't be reflected in our art? Or, is it because of that? Thattechnology is such a scary thing and needs to be dismissed? Theindisputable fact is that everything that's going on with socialnetworking and the world of the Internet is incorporated into the ideasof a certain corner of history, this one, which will be remembered assuch, and "The Social Network" may very well be remembered as a film todefine that era.

    So please, this is one of the films to see this year. Don't get hung upon the idea that it's just a silly "Facebook movie", or else you'll bemissing out on an excellent picture.

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