Film Night Friday #7: The Social Network (15)

We ‘re not going to going to watch a romance film; too predictable. Instead, one of my favourite movies: The Social Network.

It has sex, drugs, coding and some of the most beautiful people in the world. What more could you want?

Grab your reduced Valentine’s Day chocolate and don’t live tweet this film; it’s time for Film Night Friday.

Facebook may be the biggest social network in the world but a film about its creation doesn’t sound like the best plot line by a long shot.

Nevertheless, The Social Network combines the traditional themes of love, friendship, envy and revenge with a healthy dash of teenage angst to make this not a story about Facebook but a story about life.

Out of the main characters Eduardo Saverin, played by British actor Andrew Garfield, is the only one to come across in a good light. Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg is portrayed as extremely intelligent but somewhat lacking in social skills, causing him to be blunt- verging on rude- with his quick comebacks. Sean Parker, played by Justin Timberlake, at first seems to self absorbed but quickly dissolves into a paranoid mess. The Winklevoss twins, both played by Armie Hammer, are the film’s comic relief, delivering the more amusing lines of dialogue.

The young cast gave a great performance with a brilliant script. Witty and intelligent from the start, this film will surely become one of the classics from the i- generation.

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