By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the heavy buzz surrounding The Social Network, the movie about how Facebook ultimately came to be, and whose toes and feelings had to be stepped on for it to get there. You might have also seen the salacious headlines detailing the controversy of whether the movie is really an accurate depiction of its creator, and some of you might have even drooled at the fact that Aaron Sorkin wrote the script and David Fincher directed it. With all this hype, you might have wondered if this is the kind of over-dramatized film worth paying for, and I’m telling you that it’s worth every penny.
The Social Network is almost flawless, and where it does fall short has only to do with its portrayal of college life, and the use of the word “Silicon Valley” to refer to a demographic of people. The script for the story was phenomenally written, the witty (and oftentimes humorous) dialogue kept the audience engaged, and the storyline managed to peak a little bit with each act. When the film finally hits its climax, I realized that the story of Mark Zuckerberg really isn’t finished, and I left the theater wanting more. Read on to read a bit about my impressions on the film, and how a story like this really gives us a glimpse inside the lives of our favorite tech titans.