Facebook is one of the most powerful tools at the disposal of everyone, from high school freshmen to celebrities. The origin of Facebook is widely known, thanks in part to the exaggerated events of this film. Written by the always pithy Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher, this film takes a shadowy public figure and shines a light on him. Though it takes a lot of liberties with history, the quality of the film is impressive and whether accurate or fictional, everything that happens in the film feels dangerously real. Jesse Eisenberg is perfect as Zuckerberg and Andrew Garfield shines as Eduardo Saverin and it is their friendship turned rivalry that creates the true conflict of the story. Facebook is the answer to the question of connectivity and it never lets the viewer feel like they are disconnected from it.
This film is worth a watch, even if just to ponder the accuracies of the story it poses.
I guess this one deserves a few likes…
4 out of 5
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