The Social Network review by Siva Kumar - Cinema Paradiso
This movie is based on the real life incidents of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The story is narrated in a parallel form with events that depict the proceedings of the lawsuit depositions faced by Zuckerberg. Another parallel story tells us the events that led to the creation of the social networking site ‘Facebook’.
This movie is another best work from David Fincher who gave some notable hits like Se7en, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button etc. The framing device is used cleverly to narrate the different events happening in different time period. The relationship between Zuckerberg and his friend Eduardo Saverin is portrayed clearly as if it was in their real life.
What makes the movie more attractive is that it focuses on the relationship between the lead characters rather than revolving only around the creation of Facebook.
The performance of the lead actors, who are relatively newcomers, is truly amazing. Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg has done a great job. His performance of Zuckerberg as a cool, determined, and calculated genius is brilliant. Andrew Garfield, who plays Saverin in the movie, has also done a great job. Both lead actors have done a wonderful job in some complicate scenes like the one where Saverin is betrayed. The real surprise package is Justin Timberlake, whose portrayal of Sean Parker is very much amusing.
The movie is interesting not only because of the great script but also due to the perfect direction. The dialogues are written perfectly to match the length and speed of the film. The portrayal of friendship, betrayal, jealousy, and business issues make this movie interesting to watch.