Timing is often the key in the success of a movie. Most frequently, timing is a key for a made for TV movie, where a TV studio capitalizes on the headline of the day to make some horrid idea of a movie. When I saw the previews for “The Social Network”, I must admit I felt the same way. Why would the director of the beloved Fight Club direct a headline movie. When it did well at the box office, I wasn’t surprised. Suckers, I thought. Then the academy awards came out and this movie received a nomination. I started asking people that saw it what they thought. It was a unanimous endorsement, so I decided to check it out.
As an avid facebooker, the subject matter immediately resonated with me. I was hooked within the first 5 minutes. The story of a future billionaire that builds his empire based on a break-up and disdain for row team members, is great. The portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg as a cold and calculating nerd of the new generation carried the movie. Justin Timberlake did a great job portraying the muse and former scorned Napster founder. As a synopsis, this movie covers the creation of facebook and the two concurrent lawsuits of the winklevoss twins, Harvard finishing club members that hired zuckerberg to create a Harvard only social network, and Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder and early financier of facebook. If this movie were a facebook page, I would like it and send it a friend request.