Review: The Social Network

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It’s been 10 days since The Social Network, the story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook, hit the big screen and I finally got around to seeing it. And I gotta say, I loved it.

One of the reasons (there were several) I wanted to see the movie was because I had recently read the book, The Facebook Effect and I wanted to see how closely the book and the movie, although unrelated to each other, told the story. Turns out they are pretty darn close.

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My only criticism was that the movie glazed right over a few parts of the story that I thought were pretty important but I guess that’s to be expected unless you plan on releasing a 4-hour movie. Which is why, I guess, the movie seemed to end pre-maturely to me. Where the movie ends, the book just starts picking up steam.

But all in all, I thought Jesse Eisenberg portrayed Mark Zuckerberg exactly the way I pictured him. Smart. Arrogant. And incredibly talented.

Of course there are some dramatizations in the movie that no one but Mark Zuckerberg himself knows whether they are true or not, but if you’re looking for an entertaining two hours discovering how Facebook grew from a Harvard dorm room into a 25 billion dollar behemoth, The Social Network delivers the goods.