I was enthralled by this movie. Yes, completely enthralled.
This is not a film about facebook. It's about the creator of facebook and his twisted, sad life propelled by his want for acceptance. This is also a film about human nature, greed, and how we react when money is added to the equation. More specifically, this about the lawsuits filed against Mark Zuckerberg and his billion-dollar empire--even his best friend sued him!
I'm not sure how much of the movie is true, or if Mark Zuckerberg is that much of a lovable asshole in real life. I say "lovable asshole" because as you watch this movie, you both hate and love Zuckerberg. He's a megalomaniac, yet he's highly relatable--this is because the very thing that haunts Zuckerberg at the end of the night is the very thing that we all want; of course, to be loved.
Highlights of the movie:
- Amazing script! Since we are all literary lovers here in blog world, you'll appreciate how superb the writing is.
- Great acting that had me on the edge of my seat (seriously). Even from Justin Timberlake (why is he so talented with everything?)
- Philosophical aspect that was intellectually stimulating.
My rating: ★★★★ <---the last four-star rating I gave was to (500) Days of Summer, which was kick ass, so this is a big deal!