Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Social network

I owe you a review!!! It was a big couple of days, 2 highly anticipated films in the matter of 24 hours, life doesn't get much better than that. I have given you my thoughts on BLUE VALENTINE, now for THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

While I do not quite share the thoughts of one of my viewing companions that it is one of the most perfect films he has ever seen, THE SOCIAL NETWORK is an excellent film, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really don't want to say too much, as the film is being hyped and it is excellent and you won't be disappointed but don't get caught up in the hype, we don't want to ruin it for you.

Directed by the great David Fincher, think' Seven', 'Fight Club' and the upcoming 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and written by Aaron Sorkin, think' The West Wing' and 'A Few Good Men' amongst others. Based on the novel of the true story of how facebook came to be, not only is the film intriguing but absolutely entertaining. The casting is sublime. Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, the nerd with seriously not a lot of personality who became a billionaire in his early 20's. His performance is almost creepy as you really want to like him, but his facial expressions and mannerisms leave you seriously wondering what his motives are and whether he has any social skills whatsoever. Justin Timberlake as Sean, the guy who discovered napster. Kind of ironic don't you think, but justin plays it so well. Andrew Garfield the Englishman who is about to play Spiderman who plays mark's best and only friend who ends up suing him. I'm now looking forward to seeing him in Never Let me Go and Spiderman, great performance by him. And a special mention goes to Armie hammer who plays the Winklevoss twins and Rooney Mara playing Mark's girlfriend (seriously he had a girlfriend, pretty hard to believe actually!) who has been cast as Lisbeth in Fincher's 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.

David Fincher knows how to keep a film interesting and you are hooked at every turn, but he never preaches, and you are never led in any one direction about the rights and wrongs and decisions made by these young men.

I'm not going to say anymore. Go and see it. Indulge yourself in some brilliant film making and a fascinating story. Opens in Australia on october 28.

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