In the last years, Facebook has become the preferred social network of all people trying to communicate with their loved ones. Actually, there are 500 million active users on Facebook and the numbers are still growing. The world has become obsessed with Facebook, not only because of its amazing features, but also because its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. All that information is outstanding and important, but let’s talk about the film. The Social Network was released in October 1, 2010, but people has not stopped talking about it. Directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, and Justin Timberlake, the film focuses on how the idea of Facebook appeared, came to life, and the disputes that revolved around all the creation process. The story focuses in the statement: “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” That’s a really curious quote considering that the movie shows the drama behind Facebook. The film raised $94,828,518 and has won several recognitions. It won four Critic’s Choice Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score. The Social Network won the same recognitions in the Golden Globes and now it is nominated eight times including best picture in the Academy Awards. I recommend you to watch The Social Network although it can easily confuse you. After seeing this film you will not “see” Facebook the same way before. Also, I invite you to see the Oscars on Sunday February 27, 2011 to find out if this movie wins any more recognitions.
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