Monday, February 28, 2011

The Social Network

We just finished watching "The Social Network".   We rented it before the Academy Awards last night.  I was surprised that Blockbuster had a copy of the shelves.  In fact, I put my name in the queue at the library...105 people are ahead of me.  I can now remove my name. 

I am glad I watched it.  I am trying to decide if I liked it. It left me feeling sad....I don't like "sad".  I just decided...I didn't like it.  In fact, while I was watching it I thought "this is making me want to get off Facebook".  Of course, I won't.  I like connecting with friends and family through Facebook.  It's a "good thing"!

The acting was good...Jesse Eisenberg didn't win an academy award, but he made me believe in his character.  He was the only one of the cast nominated  for an award, Best Actor. It won for Best Original Score and Best Writing/Adapted Screenplay.

Justin Timberlake was good as Shaun Parker. 

I wasn't really impressed by Andrew Garfield as Eduardo. If the "real" Eduardo, was naive, then he did a great job.  Otherwise, his best scene was almost at the end, when he admitted he was naive in putting his blind trust in his friend.

Ah, it was just a movie.  We are never sure if the portrayal of real-life persons is how they really are...are we?  The portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg left me thinking him a pathetic jerk...even if, he is brilliant and one of the richest people in the world.  

Bottom line...I loved "The King's Speech"!


  1. I agree with you....when I saw the movie...I left the theater feeling vaugely sad. To think this great social communication tool was invented by a social 'misfit'......I like Facebook toomuch to leave it. All my children and extended family and many friends are on there. It is a great way to keep up with eveyone without being too intrusive.
    I hope the founder of Facebook has come to terms with himself and his life and can now enjoy the fruits of his labors.

  2. Watched it on Netflix... BTW Blockbuster has bellied up in California...To me the sad part was the way Mark Z. was portrayed. did u notice how his lip seemed to curl in a weird way? he came off odd in the movie- like there was something mentally off..