Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Social Network.


This weekend, my friends and I went to see The Social Network, which is supposedly the story of the creation of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg.  I LOVED this movie.  It was quick, funny, and very entertaining, which is pretty much what I expected with the brilliant and hilarious Aaron Sorkin as the screenwriter.  Even though I kind of knew the story going in, there was still plenty of new insights.  

Plus, it was fun to see what was happening with Facebook when it first came out and how it fit in with my own life.  I don't know about y'all, but I remember when I first heard about Facebook.  I was sitting in my student apartment in DC (I was "abroad" that semester) with my roommates, who were telling me about this new website where we could all be "friends" online even when we went back to our respective schools the next semester.  That was the fall of 2004, which was apparently right after Facebook was created.  I never knew I was so cutting edge!  Lol.  

My absolute favorite part of this movie was Andrew Garfield, who played Eduardo Saverin-- the guy who gets completely screwed by Marc Zuckerberg and Sean Parker.




He was so great in this role-- perfectly casted and played.  I can't wait to see him in the other projects he has coming up, like the small film you may have heard of-- Spider-Man!  Plus, he's in a movie with Carey Mulligan (love her too!) called Never Let Me Go, which I fully intend to see when it makes its way here to NC.

I highly recommend this movie and give it an A.  

Have y'all seen it?  What did you think?

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