The Social Network is about the creation and rise of Facebook, currently the largest online social network. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, who are two of the co-founders of Facebook, and Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker.
The thing that most intrigued me about this film is that it portrays, albeit in a somewhat fictional manner, the creation and rise of Facebook, which is currently the largest and most prominent online social network. I quite like technology, so I found this film fascinating.
The acting in this film is superb. The main cast, including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, do quite well, though for me the biggest stand-out performance was from Rooney Mara, who plays Erica Albright. Though she only has a small and relatively insignificant part in the film, her emotions are portrayed so well that I genuinely felt sorry for her after Mark blogged about her. That, for me, is an important part of what makes a performance great. I also quite liked Andrew Garfields performance as Eduardo Saverin.
The music for this film, composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, is also very good. It fitted each scene very nicely, and added some poignancy to the film that I thought was quite a nice addition.
The only negative about this film for me is that it does drag on a bit near the end, but aside form that this is quite a good film.
Overall, this film is fantastic, with superb acting and music, which is only let down by dragging on a bit towards the end.