For anyone who's into Facebook, this is the movie for you.
I admit to having doubts as to how interesting Mark Zuckerberg's life could be. I mean he's young, rich and brilliant but he's also a nerd and a loner. So what makes him so special?
One word: Facebook
The world is not lacking any success stories. But I guess, Facebook with its 500 million users and more would disagree.
What I liked about this movie is its realness. It opens in a bar where the nerdy Mark (played by Jesse Eisenberg) is being dumped by his date. An event so common and relatable to a lot of people. The difference is that while many of us would wallow in self pity, alcohol and binge eat, Mark used this period to get creative.
What you get from this movie are typical events all college students experience. Heartbreak, rejection, disappointments, loss, betrayal and broken friendships. But all played in an unusually distinct way that makes it so interesting.
Mark was portrayed as the perfect anti hero. There are equal moments where you love/hate him. But you undoubtedly admire him.
The irony in all this is that the man responsible for connecting people throughout the world is in reality a lonely and solitary man.
Jesse Eisenberg was brilliant in this movie. Andrew Garfield who played Eduardo Saverin, the ex best friend was super cute and amazing. And David Fincher (who also directed Fight Club) is a genius.
Watch it and see for yourself.