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  • With the film having scooped 4 Golden Globes at last night’s awards, and already being tipped for major success at this years Oscars, I can promise you that if you go into this film with an open mind, you will not be disappointed

    • by Ryan Cairns

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      Who’s In it: Jesse Einsburg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield Brenda Song Director: David Fincher Length: 120 mins Release Date: 28th February (DVD + Blu-ray) Genre: Drama.True Story.Biography.

      If you like……….Up in the Air, Adventureland, 21, Wall Street…….then you’ll like this.

      So, Any good?

      Ahh, facebook. It seems nowadays it is impossible to meet anyone under the age of 30 without the words “are you on facebook” being uttered. And yet, for it’s 600 million members and constant media attention, it seems we knew next to nothing about the man behind tha madness – facebook CEO and President Mark Zuckerburg. Until Now.

      Lets get this out of the way quickly. The Social Network is a movie about facebook. If you don’t like facebook, or are one of those people who object to it for some reason, then maybe its not for you. For everyone else it is a very good movie about Facebook. Jesse Einsburg, perhaps best known for his role as loveable but hapless college grad

      James Brennan in Adventureland, does a stunning job of portraying the CEO as the man we all love to hate. And boy is he easy to hate.

      Spurred on by a recent breakup(see right) Mark decides to attempt to gain attention form his peers by creating Facemash, a website where college student’s can rate each others looks. In the resulting chaos (in which the Harvard servers are crashed), Mark catches the eye the two rich Winklevos’s both played by Armie Hammer.

      It’s from here that the film really takes of and where the elements of a fantastic film on paper truly become the elements of an atounding film in real life. Aaron Sorkin’s writing is witty, fast-pased and impeccable. Lines are delievered by Einsburg with breathtaking speed and tone. The film does feature a lot of techno-jargon, but does so in a way that draws you in, makes you feel like you are really understanding the world-wide phenomenon that you spend so much of ...

      • your life on. It is engaging, people driven, drama at its best.

        And the other characters are just as compelling. Zuckerburg’s best friend and partner Eduardo Saverin is played with great depth of emotion and complexity by Andrew Garfield, a man now being lined-up to play Spiderman in the 2012 reboot. Justin Timberlake does a brilliant job as the ego-booster Sean Parker and to some may even be the stand out performance of the film.

        Of course that fact that the film has been overseen by one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood certainly does no harm to The Social Network. David Fincher weaves the story in a wonderful, fulfilling way, and the starkly dismal, muted, colours of the Harvard campus make for an excellent contrast to the sterile and hostile environment of the two courtrooms. The dialougue and characters are multi-leveled, multi-faceted and above all believable. Because as much as this film is about the youngest billionare ever, it draws some parallels

        to events which happen in everyone’s life at some stage. Let go by the girl you love, deserted by the friend you held daily, or going from most loved to most hated to most loved at the drop of a hat.

        And all this emotional drama is held together by a deep, enriched and inspired soundtrack by Stephen Edwards. The tunes are rich and range from soulful and beautiful to lively and upbeat. But most of all it does what all good film soundtracks should do, stay out of the way.

        In Short: In short, The Social Network is not just a film about Facebook. It is a film about friends and how money and power can influence and change the people you love. With the film having scooped 4 Golden Globes at last night’s awards, and already being tipped for major success at this years Oscars, I can promise you that if you go into this film with an open mind, you will not be disappointed. Yes, it is a film about facebook. And a very good one at that.

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