I’m not sure why I didn’t review this earlier, but I guess it came out too late to be an older movie and too early to be a new movie. Regardless, this movie is incredible. It’s the relatively true story of Mark Zuckerberg’s (or maybe not) invention of Facebook. He is portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg, who does an incredible job of conveying the assholey brilliance of Zuckerberg. The cast includes Armie Hammer (as both of the Winklevoss twins), Andrew Garfield (as Zuckerberg’s best friend Eduardo Saverin), Justin Timberlake (as Napster inventor Sean Parker), along with familiar faces Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, and my girl Rooney Mara (of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Tanner Hall).
This movie is brilliant. The dialogue, the character development, the way the plot unfolds, the acting, and just the story itself all work together incredibly to make the movie a marvel to watch. The soundtrack is also amazing, and it’s created by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who are also responsible for the soundtrack to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It is directed by David Fincher, who also directed incredible movies like Fight Club, Se7en, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (yet again), and The Game. Now I’m just gonna keep namedropping because this film is brilliant because brilliant people created it. The screenplay was written by my man Aaron Sorkin, who also wrote The West Wing, Moneyball, and A Few Good Men. The dialogue is so fast paced that you can’t help but get lost in how brilliant everyone is. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
I also just want to throw in the fact that I love movies set on beautiful college campuses. I love the idea of Harvard but I know I could never get in. It’s just glamorous to me, I don’t know. Anyway, you get that brilliant and competitive environment and that pretty much sums up the aura of the whole movie.
Watch this movie. It is just too good to be true.
Also, I study to the soundtrack to this movie because it makes me feel smart and important.