My boyfriend and I went to see The Social Network last night. I couldn’t wait to get on Facebook when we got home.
For those who don’t know, The Social Network is based on the book “Accidental Billionaires” which was written by Ben Mezrich – with a whole lot of help from a scorned Eduardo Saverin, the former best friend and business partner of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Here’s a really quick rundown:
Mark gets dumped by Erica Albright. Mark gets drunk and blogs, decides to hack into University servers and create a fun computer game of comparing girls. Mark meets the Winklevoss twins, Tyler and Cameron, and their friend Divya Narendra, who tell Mark about an idea they have to connect Harvard students with each other via the internet. Mark’s gears start grinding. Mark gathers his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, and his friend Eduardo, and the four proceed to create “The Facebook.”
There’s a lot of fun and drama and money and fights – with a little Justin Timberlake thrown in – and eventually Mark Zuckerberg is extremely rich and being sued. The Winklevoss twins and Divya claim Mark stole their idea, and Eduardo says he was royally screwed out of a whole lot of money.
I enjoyed the movie. It was a lot funnier than I thought it would be and I really liked the editing. The soundtrack wasn’t too bad either – thank you, Trent Reznor.
I can see why so many people hate Mark Zuckerberg, but I sort of see it as a “you snooze, you lose” kind of thing. The twins came up with a great idea and told Mark about it, thus planting a seed. That seed sprouted and took over and Mark went his own way with it. Hey, the twins didn’t act on it fast enough; that’s not Mark’s fault. I’ve had plenty of great ideas but I’ve never done anything about them – and I certainly don’t sue the person who does!
Jesse Eisenberg … Mark Zuckerberg
Andrew Garfield … Eduardo Saverin
Joseph Mazzello … Dustin Moskovitz
Patrick Mapel … Chris Hughes
Armie Hammer … Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss
Max Minghella … Divya Narendra
Justin Timberlake … Sean Parker
Rooney Mara … Erica Albright
Here’s a little bit of something fun …..
From the [FRESNO BEE]:
Founding cast members of Facebook – the social networking site, not the hot new movie – continue to financially support Proposition 19, the California initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, who is played by actor Joseph Mazzello in the hit movie, “The Social Network,” recently contributed $50,000 to the Yes on 19 committee – upping his total initiative support to $70,000.
He was outdone by Sean Parker, a former Facebook president. Parker, who is played by Justin Timberlake in the movie, donated $100,000 to an independent committee supporting the initiative.