A genius computer student at Harvard University
uses his idea to bring all the college networks together, revolutionizing
Internet communication worldwide.
Six years later, he becomes the world's
youngest billionaire, but not without many lawsuits and many
personal setbacks -- showing the birth of facebook plus the impact
it has on 500 million people.
This is one of those films you should see
twice -- at least for me.
The Social Network
has created a big buzz and is well worth the history lesson.
It's a 21st century Rashomon told
in flashbacks from several points of view at warp speed: the
story of temperamental genius Mark Zuckerberg's rise to fame
as the developer and co-founder of facebook -- from college network
to worldwide phenomenon.
It's storytelling at its best with smart
dialogue, terrific acting, and beautiful camera work.
With this many "friends," who
has time for enemies?
The movie is the story of facebook's beginning.
The tale is clever, full of material for
thought, and is based on a true story.
The character of Mark Zuckerberg, as represented
by the filmmakers, is fascinating and his journey involves many
aspects of the electronic era human experience, like friendship,
obsession, big ideas, betrayal, and lots of money.
Mr. Zuckerberg is now a 26-year-old billionaire
who started the site in his Harvard college dorm room when he
was 19, and turned it into a global web empire.