Genre Grandeur – The Social Network (2010) – Encore Review – MovieRob


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – College Based Films. here’s a review of The Social Network (2010) by me

Thanks again to Jason Stershic of Agent Palmer for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by me and we will be reviewing our favorite Oscar nominated/winning Films.

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Let’s see what I thought of this movie:

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“We lived on farms, then we lived in cities, and now we’re going to live on the internet! ” – Sean Parker

Number of Times Seen – 3 (31 Oct 2010, 9 Mar 2014 and 27 Feb 2022)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – After a Harvard student gets dumped by his girlfriend, he thinks of a small idea that expands into a billion dollar idea that others will do all they can to get a part of.

My Take on it – This is such an amazing film that works so well due to Aaron Sorkin’s script and dialogue.

The characters spew witticisms that are akin to Sorkin and that makes them all seem so much more intelligent and impactful throughout.

The cast is superb with Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer and Justin Timberlake all showing the high paced world of programming and money in the dot.com era.

The story plays out really well even if it can easily be seen that it is not all 100% true in the way that it’s all depicted.

The way that the story jumps back and forth in time helps keep the viewer on their toes as things play out like a puzzle as the pieces all start to come together as things unfold.

This film was nominated for 8 Oscars including Picture and Director, yet only managed to win 3; Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing and Musical Score.

Such a fun movie that stays so engaging from start to finish.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During one of the depositions, it is mentioned that the invention of Facebook made Mark Zuckerberg “the biggest thing on a campus that included nineteen Nobel Laureates, fifteen Pulitzer Prize winners, two future Olympians, and a movie star.” One of the lawyers then asks, “Who was the movie star?” and the response is, “Does it matter?” This movie star was, in fact, Natalie Portman, who was enrolled at Harvard from 1999 to 2003 and helped screenwriter Aaron Sorkin by providing him insider information about goings-on at Harvard at the time Facebook first appeared there. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (upgrade from original review)

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