The Social Network

Thursday, September 29 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

 The Social Network

SYNOPSIS

A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook.

JOY’S REVIEW

The Social Network is being touted as the movie of the decade and to a certain extent it is in that it’s about the phenomena of the decade, which is Facebook. Part of the fun of this is knowing that you are in the know, that you know what Facebook is. Part of the fun of this is that it’s really well written by Aaron Sorokin who did The West Wing. Part of the fun of this is watching young actors do their thing, especially Justin Timberlake, believe it or not. Jesse Eisenberg  plays Mark Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook which I’m sure you knew unless you just dropped in from Mars. The question is,  is he a genius or Machiavellian or a sociopath? I’m not sure the movie really answers that. But Eduardo Saverin, his buddy that sued him who was one of his original partners and his only friend really, who’s portrayed by Andrew Garfield, really steals the movie out from underneath everybody. It’s a fun movie, I think it went on a little bit too long. Do I think it’s the movie of the decade?  No. Do I think it’s a fun movie to watch? Yeah. Do I think it’s going to make scads of money?  You better believe it, with 500 million people on Facebook, which actually was called The Facebook in the beginning. You’ll find out why it was and why they changed it. All sorts of interesting things coming up, alrighty? So, I’ll give it four stars.

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