Synopsis: 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.
So, wow. Not how I thought it'd be, but still an impressive piece of work. Kudos, Fincher.
Okay, so granted, it's a film, so understandably, there's gonna be some dramatic element to it in order to make the shit interesting. The performances were nothing short of astounding, Timberlake, Eisenberg, the twin douches, even that guy who plays Eduardo. You know, that guy who has a latino name but is clearly caucasian? Isn't that weird..?
Now, after doing a little research, it turns out, that this film isn't the most accurate portrayal of 'the Facebook story'. It's been adapted from the book 'Accidental Billionaires', which is a tale about the culmination of Facebook, but funnily didn't include any contribution from Mr. Zuckerberg himself. Similarly, the film is "not how it went down", apparently.
Anyways, moving away from reality, let's talk about the film.
Visually, the film was stunning. It looked good, it felt good, it gave my eyes an orgasmic explosion of holy shit that's awesome. The camera work? - sweet. Compositional sweetness of shots? - Hot damn.
The score used in the film was pretty shittin' sweet too, to be honest, never really gave NIN's stuff a good listen, but this sounded pretty damn badass. Yeah, there were a couple of times I thought it just didn't match the corresponding situation at the particular time, but it really did work, and gave it a edgy sound to it, really backed up the solid performances from the cast too.
The plot I've touched on slightly, but really it made for a damn great film. The fact that it was associated to Facebook had nothing to do with me wanting to watch this film; the fact that it was relevant to this generation and had some respectable names in it along with Mr. Fincher directing was my main attraction.
Very good film, solid performances all-round to go with a solid cast.