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The Social Network

The Social Network

DVD - 2011 | Two-disc collector's ed., widescreen version.
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On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2011].
Edition: Two-disc collector's ed., widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: SOCIA
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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dmasterson
Apr 03, 2020

Social Network is like a modern day Citizen Kane. The story of greed and hubris amassing wealth at the expense of everything important.

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ericbrown601
Jun 08, 2019

David Fincher at the top of his game!

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richibi
Sep 28, 2018

a riveting, but revolting, film about a morally bankrupt person, enough to make your stomach turn, indeed "an asshole", who achieves unconscionable wealth, and is, apparently, an archetype for our era, a spitting image of Donald Trump - yech

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 05, 2018

The Social Network is a phenomenal film that once again proves the directorial merits of David Fincher, in what is perhaps his best film. The film's biggest achievement is undoubtedly the writing by Fincher. The Social Network has a refreshing sense of self-awareness in that it knows what to show. Mark Zuckerberg isn't known for his genius intellect or his mischief at Harvard - he's known for Facebook. Hence, the film focuses on Facebook for a large chunk of its narrative. Fincher also does some superb things with the narrative structure - it uses a non-linear format and alternates between both lawsuits that Zuckerberg underwent. This helps to keep the tension alive, even if we are aware of the outcome. The dialogue is quite good, as is the depiction of how corporates work and how student life thrives (the scenes at Harvard are shot beautifully by the cinematographer). I loved how the characters were fully formed, especially Mark Zuckerberg - we understand his egoism and struggle to prove his intellect, largely because Jesse Eisenberg performs beautifully. I wished the casting had been better (though Divya Narendra is mimicked nicely) and the film could've explored a bit more on how the lawsuits impacted Zuckerberg's family, but these aren't major flaws in what is otherwise an expertly made biopic that shows how well a biopic can be made. Rating = 4/5
@SSGDP of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Based on the true story of Mark Zuckerberg finding Facebook, shows his journey through college as well as all the legal battles he faced along the way. Within years, this young man found himself to be one of the youngest billionaires in the world. This movie tells you more about Mark as a person as he came to be who he is today. The performance by Jesse Eisenberg was astounding, and the cinematography and directing was very impressive as well. I would rate this well-told story 4.5/5 stars, and recommend it to those with an interest in true story films.
@The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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klimekk
Jun 01, 2018

that movie is definitely a must to watch just to know - is launchingsome inconvenient thoughts
of course I am not sure how close is it to the real Mark Zuckenberg story, but watching his current behavior and watching what tricks FB was doing trying to ignite some actions (for example sending fake messages to provoke to activity) I would say probably close
FB is a great tool produced by ass.h.le
In my family we've discuss of differences between Zuckenberg, Gates and Steve Jobs- all of them were cynical and did lots of bad things happened but were also visionaries. Who knows who of them was the best and who was the worse - the least sympathy got now Zuckenberg.
Gates was big ass.h.le, but now I guess is doing sins reconciliation and his second nature is maybe much better
sorry to be mean

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JackieCosta
May 19, 2018

I just finished movie. Pretty good movie. I am still facebook user LoL

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Good movie about the Zuck! All he wants is friends!

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ilovewhippets
Aug 30, 2017

While the acting of many of the actors in this movie is impressive, the movie itself falls flat and is disappointing! I expected a better movie!
Mark Z. is definitely not a likeable person in any way! In fact, he is very passive-aggressive in practically all his relationships! He may well be driven and talented when it comes to the computer programming and designing, but when it comes to the most important or even in working relationships, sooner or later he will make you pay in a dramatic way if you ever make him angry or disappoint him! It does not matter if the other person does not even know that he/she upset him! He will never tell you, but stab you later! No one is immune! Mark leaves people guessing just how he feels about them, until that moment of the "pay-back"! So, since the main subject of this movie is so unlikeable, it makes the whole movie suffer!
The only person one could feel some emotion and sympathy is for Eduardo, the co-founder of the Facebook! He is the only Friend, a loyal, caring Friend, Mark had! And, Mark had tanked that Friendship royally!
While there are interesting moments in this movie, as a whole it just does not live up to its promise, despite the great casting and acting!

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reeread
Jul 09, 2016

Take-home messages from this one: Remember who your real friends are, be choosy about who you have stay over and, love it or hate it, fb is here to stay.

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WendyLC
May 15, 2016

Made me proud I don't use FB. What a horrible human being Zucker seems to be! Good movie, though, even for people like me who hate the intrusiveness and data mining and overshare culture of sites like FB.

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krystalamanda16
Mar 25, 2012

Other: some scenes may be conidered bullying

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hur74Vety
May 25, 2011

Sexual Content: Within teen partying

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg: You know, you really don't need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook.

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