The Social Network details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Brenda Song, Joseph Mazzello, Rooney Mara, Trevor Wright, Dakota Johnson, Stream, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Max Minghella|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Best of HD, February - LOVEFiLM picks, Highest Rated, I Can't Believe it's Not Fiction, Just Arrived, LOVEFiLM Instant, November Picks, Our Favourites|
The Social Network
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||14 Feb 2011|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Easily one of the best films of the year. David Fincher directs and Jesse Eisenberg stars in this film about Mark Zuckerberg; the world's youngest billionaire and inventor of Facebook.
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Like ItBy NavigatorNic (27 reviews) from London , 12 Oct 2010
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[Highly rated reviewer]What a film. As a massive West Wing fan, I wanted to see this film mostly because of Aaron Sorkin. His super-sharp writing style is a joy, more so than ever in The Social Network.
A dark and intriguing tale of betrayal, the film is witty, funny and a mystery all in one go. All of the actors are outstanding - with this being Jessie Eisenberg's best performance to date. Andrew Garfield is going to be a great Spiderman.
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The Social Network (2010)By Jibbet10 (52 reviews) from Chippenham , 24 Feb 2011So I saw this film a few days ago called 'The Social Network'. Billed as one of the top movies of 2010 the film certainly had huge prestige at the time of my watching it. I had extremely high hopes for the film, yet by the end I found myself a tad dissapointed. I found myself questioning what so many people seemed to agree on, that 'The Social Network' was indeed one to watch from 2010. From the outset I found myself bombarded with the hyperactivity we have come to expect in speech by screenplay writer Aaron Sorkin. I am sure that if he was to read this, he would find it complementary, because I am sure it was his aim to manifest a character that affected the audience in this way, and I applaud him for this. However, at times the dialogue went on a journey of its own, losing me as a viewer. I'm sure this was not what was aimed for. Jesse Eisenberg's character Mark Zuckerberg was cast beautifully. He epitomised the type of person that we have come to label as a computer geek. Quite rightly too I might add. But the character was not one that an audience could warm to, he had very little likeability. Again, we were always meant to feel this way towards Zuckerberg, and although we would not take sides against him in the flash forward scenes that showed the two law suits taken up against him, by the end of the film we saw a dark side to Zuckerberg's nature after he effectively cut Eduardo Saverin, played ably by Andrew Garfield, out of the Facebook enterprise. Furthermore, as a viewer from England, I found myself in possession of an intense jealousy towards Eisenberg's character; I was jealous of how intellectual he was and at the same time I was jealous about the purveyed life an American scholar in a school such a Harvard leads. I'm sure you will know what I mean when I mention other characters that gave me the same feelings. I'm thinking of Denzel Washington's portayal of Rubin Carter in 'The Hurricane' (1999) who astounded us with his intelligence in a stunning film, the witty Paul Finch, played by Eddie Thomas, in the orginal 'American Pie' (1999) and 'National Lampoon's Animal House' (1978) which was one of the first to reveal to us here in sunny England the out of control, party lifestyle that is led by many US students. Whether these depictions are based on truth or wildly overestimated, it doesn't really matter. They still make us jealous. Would I recommend 'The Social Network'? Yes, but with caution.
the social networkBy whodadaddy1 (1 review) from manchester , 24 Feb 2011i thoroughly enjoyed this film as i actually use facebook it was a terrific insight as to how it all began.
A well put together filmBy a customer from Newcastle, England , 23 Feb 2011Not exactly a gripping story as based upon fact but very current and interesting and fantastically well put together - easy to follow and allows you to empathise with the characters.
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social networkBy dwatki (1 review) from stockport , 23 Feb 2011fast talking - need to listen, interesting story line. fascinating to see what happened - just not sure how much is fact and how much is fiction
the social networkBy kimmie76 (1 review) from Sudbury , 22 Feb 2011i was very excited to see this film but was quite disappointed was not as good as i thought it would be but was interesting to see how facebook came about.