Ok, let us be honest. In writing, this does not appear to be a really interesting matter for a movie: the creation of a web site by some nerdy college kids. Months ago when I first saw the trailer in the movie, I thought, "They should be kidding! Somebody made a movie concerning the advent of Facebook?"Do not get me wrong... I am a voracious Facebooker. Long before I made a decision to produce a job in social media, my friends termed me "the Facebook Queen." I enjoy being able to post on Saturday that I am beneath the climate, and then have 10 people ask me how I am experiencing the next trip to Sunday School. My husband and I appreciate having electronic discussions on Facebook (while sitting next to one another on our "dueling laptops" ).So, you get it. I truly enjoy Facebook. But did that mean I wanted to visit a movie about a number of young ones sitting in a dorm room writing HTML
code? After the reviews began coming out, yes I did.There is plenty of in-depth reviews out there (and here's a good fact vs. Hype analysis from the Daily Beast). Rather than rehash what others have said, I will just present some observations
1) Kudos to David Fincher for making it a really entertaining film and taking what was essentially an MBA example. The video is riveting, and I never once viewed my watch.( 2) People who like Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The American President) will love it... If you prefer fast, amusing discussion, that is for you.( 3) Andrew Garfield (who represents Eduardo Saverin) is cute and I want to see him in more movies ASAP. I'm planning to examine "The Accidental Billionaires" to see if Saverin really did get a raw deal (minus the massive settlement ).( 4) The actor who shows both of the Winklevoss twins (Armie Hammer) looks and appears like a, better-looking Brendan Fraser. The special effects were great too... Nothing beats the unique "Parent Trap."( 5) Anybody else observe the paradox that Mark Zuckerberg, the loneliest personality in the film, is the driving force behind the world's most effective Free LinkedIn Shares
?( 6) Jessie Eisenberg is excellent in the movie... Oscar nomination is a sure thing. And he deserves it for being forced to wear flip-flops in the winter.( 7) Nice cameo by Rooney Mara as Zuckerberg's girlfriend who dumps him in the beginning credits... Getting excited about seeing her as Lisbeth Salander in the approaching "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."(
It may be PG-13, but this film isn't for the youngsters. Even if they can understand the legal factors and business, and if they can make sense of enough time travel leaps so rapid they make "Lost" appear sluggish, children do not need to see the drugs and sex scenes which are a certain part of school. They'll get there soon enough on the own.So if you are a social marketing nerd like me (and even if you're not), I certainly recommend this movie!