The Social Network

The Social Network

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Director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) teams with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) to explore the meaning of success in the early 21st century from the perspectives of the technological innovators who revolutionized the way we all communicate. The year was 2003. As prohibitively expensive technology became affordable to the masses and the Internet made it easy to stay in touch with people who were halfway across the world, Harvard undergrad and computer programming wizard Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) launched a website with the potential to alter the very fabric of our society. At the time, Zuckerberg was just six years away from making his first million. But his hearty payday would come at a high price, because despite all of Zuckerberg's wealth and success, his personal life began to suffer as he became mired in legal disputes, and discovered that many of the 500 million people he had friended during his rise to the top were eager to see him fall. Chief among that growing list of detractors was Zuckerberg's former college friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), whose generous financial contributions to Facebook served as the seed that helped the company to sprout. And some might argue that Zuckerberg's bold venture wouldn't have evolved into the cultural juggernaut that it ultimately became had Napster founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) not spread the word about Facebook to the venture capitalists from Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, the Winklevoss twins (Armie Hammer and Josh Pence) engage Zuckerberg in a fierce courtroom battle for ownership of Facebook that left many suspecting the young entrepreneur might have let his greed eclipse his better judgment. The Social Network was based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/11/2011
UPC: 0043396366237
Original Release: 2010
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 3,101

Special Features

Disc 1: ; Audio commentary with David Fincher; Audio commentary with Aaron Sorkin & cast; ; Disc 2: ; How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? - a feature-length documentary in four parts; David Fincher and Jeff Cronenweth on the Visuals; Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter and Ren Klyce on Post; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher on the Score; Ruby Skye VIP room: multi-angle scene breakdown; In the Hall of the Mountain King: Reznor's first draft; Swarmatron

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jesse Eisenberg Mark Zuckerberg
Justin Timberlake Sean Parker
Andrew Garfield Eduardo Saverin
Armie Hammer Cameron Winklevoss
Max Minghella Divya Narendra
Josh Pence Tyler Winklevoss
Brenda Song Christy
Rashida Jones Marilyn Delpy
Joseph Mazzello Dustin Moskovitz
John Getz Sy
David Selby Gage
Denise Grayson Gretchen
Douglas Urbanski Larry Summers
Rooney Mara Erica Albright
Bryan Barter Billy Olsen
Patrick Mapel Chris Hughes
Barry Livingston Mr. Cox
Marybeth Massett Mrs. Cox
Henry Roosevelt Henry
Shelby Young KC
Nick Smoke KC's Friend
Cali Fredrichs KC's Friend
Steve Sires Speaker/Bill Gates
Malese Jow Alice
Victor Isaac Stuart Singer
Abhi Sinha Vikram
Mark Saul Bob
Cedric Sanders Reggie
Dakota Johnson Amelia Ritter
Inger Tudor Anne
Mariah Bonner Tori
Emma Fitzpatrick Sharon
James Shanklin Prince Albert
Alex Reznik Prince Albert's Aide
John Hayden Howard Winklevoss
Oliver Muirhead Mr. Kenwright
Wallace Langham Peter Thiel
Cayman Grant Peter Thiel's Assistant
Scott Lawrence Maurice
Jared Hillman Mackey
Caitlin Gerard Ashleigh
Peter Holden Facebook Lawyer
Darin Cooper Facebook Lawyer
Dustin Fitzsimons Phoenix Club President
Toby Meuli Phoenix Member Playing Facemash
Alecia Svenson Girl at Phoenix Club
Jami Owen Student Playing Facemash
James Dastoli Student Playing Facemash
Robert Dastoli Student Playing Facemash
Scotty Crowe Student Playing Facemash
Jayk Gallagher Student Playing Facemash
Carrie Armstrong Court Reporter
Randy Evans Student in Communications Office
Marcella Lentz-Pope Erica's Roommate
Trevor Wright B.U. Guy in Bra
Pamela Roylance Ad Board Chairwoman
Brian Palermo CS Lab Professor
Brett Leigh Phoenix Club Hazer
Chris Gouche Phoenix Club Pledge
Nancy Linari Larry Summers' Secretary
Aaron Sorkin Ad Executive
Kyle Fain Inern Eric
Christopher Khai Intern Ian
Courtney Arndt Victoria's Secrets Model
Felisha Terrell Beautiful Woman
Sarah Shane Adler Stoned Girl
Amy Ferguson Stoned Girl
Monique Edwards Bank Teller
Lacey Beeman Sorority Girl
Cherilyn Rae Wilson Sorority Girl
Caleb Jones Fraternity Guy
Franco Vega Policeman
Andrew Thacher Policeman

Technical Credits
David Fincher Director
Kirk Baxter Editor
Curt Beech Art Director
Dana Brunetti Producer
Donald Graham Burt Production Designer
Ceán Chaffin Producer
Jeff Cronenweth Cinematographer
Keith P. Cunningham Art Director
Jim Davidson Associate Producer
Michael De Luca Producer
Aaron Haye Set Decoration/Design
Ren Klyce Sound/Sound Designer
Laray Mayfield Casting
Trent Reznor Score Composer
Atticus Ross Score Composer
Scott Rudin Producer
Theodore H. Sharps Set Decoration/Design
Aaron Sorkin Screenwriter
Kevin Spacey Executive Producer
Bob Wagner Asst. Director
Angus Wall Editor
Jacqueline West Costumes/Costume Designer
Randy D. Wilkins Set Decoration/Design
Jane Wuu Set Decoration/Design

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The Social Network 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
scoobydoobydoo More than 1 year ago
Most people (including me) who saw the trailer first thought that it was this cool movie about the guy who made Facebook. However it is so much more. It is a story of betrayal, and greed, and not-so-friendly people. Aaron Sorkin wrote this amazing film and whether it was based on a book or not, it's still amazing. The way that Fincher filmed this was absolutely amazing. He makes the actors do 99 takes, just if one thing was flawed. You can see that they put SO much detail into this movie. Most of which people don't notice. Not to mention that the actors are phenomenal. I have to admit that I thought that Justin Timberlake wasn't going to be as amazing as he was. Definitely check it out when you have the chance. You will not be disappointed at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie Social Network which is based off of the creation of how one of the most popular social media companies, Facebook came to be. The movie is specifically about how Facebook was created. The Social Network, is move that is all about technology and HCI. Its an interesting twist on a technology movie, adding information information, yet not having it be long and boring. The movie talks about how the ideas of Facebook were created and Facebook uses HCI. Thats all social media is! Mark Zuckerberg the “main” creator of Facebook created the company after writing a block and hacking into computers to share the blog with multiple people. Mark was a computer science major and the movie shows what you can do if you know how to code.This is how Facebook was created and from the technological point of view showcases technology. Through hacking into computers, to creating the first popular social media company which at the time was never heard of, which gives gave people at that the time a peak into the future. Essentially, this was a fantastic movie that was both entertain and talks about technology and HCI.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Social Network is the story of Mark Zuckerberg, and his road to creating the most used social media app and website called Facebook. This movie is made up of the most important moments of his road to success. It starts off at Harvard when he creates a website that rates other female students from colleges around the area. He does this by hacking into individual houses of the students and taking all of their pictures to ultimately match them up with other female students.He then uses an algorithm that is used to help with ratings to create the website.Once word got around about this project he gets "summoned" by fellow students in which he bases his idea of Facebook off the idea they pitched to him. This movie was very interesting to me because it shows  how advanced Zuckerberg's coding skills were at a time where coding wasn't a skill as common among students  as it is today. In the scenes of Zuckerberg and his partner are coding and coming up with new ideas and features,  you can see how aware they were of  future of technology and coding specifically. Zuckerberg even took into consideration how the website would physically appeal to his targeted audience, and he used coding algorithms  to update and create the best website he could possibly come up with. His idea includes technology and how obsessed his generation and the future will be with social media. The future will remain to be infatuated with knowing everything about their friends lives, and this is why his product thrives incredibly well. Also, Zuckerberg  had anticipated the popularity of this new website, and had been prepared to install a device to monitor web traffic and keep it running smoothly to avoid crashing. Overall, in this movie you can see how Mark Zuckerberg used coding technology to create what all generations continue to rely on to keep themselves updated on friends, family, and the everyday lives of others around them.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Social Network tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), a young Harvard student who revolutionized the way we communicate through his invention of Facebook. The movie is structured in flashbacks via deposition hearings for two simultaneous lawsuits, one from ex friend, Eduardo Saverin and wealthy twins, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, both suing Zuckerberg for share in the company’s assets. As a computer science student, I enjoyed the way the film incorporated the importance of coding in our modern world dominated by technology. Mark is constantly creating algorithms for Facebook in order to implement new features. I thought that showing these scenes in which him and his partners were coding capitalizes on the growing importance of coding in our modern world. Zuckerberg not only used coding to create Facebook, but through these codes he forever changed the way we communicate and interact in the technological sphere. It was also interesting to see how quickly Facebook took off due to our generations’ fascination with being aware of what other people are doing and talking about at all times thus merging the ideas of human psychology and technology. At one point Zuckerberg even mentions this merge, and describes the psychological desire for individuals to know for example, the relationship status or see the pictures of other individuals is what makes Facebook so addictive and appealing to users. In the summer of 2004, Zuckerberg moves the company to Palo Alto, California. There, he partners with Napster inventor, Sean Parker. When he meets Parker, the Napster inventor is in the midst of great bankruptcy and many lawsuits. His service, Napster, connected users in search of a common product, let’s say a song, with other users who had that particular song in his or her possession. The peer to peer technology allowed transmission directly between clients without passing through the main, central server that held only directory information. This specific technology caused conflict with musicians as it distributed their music without licenses. Although Zuckerberg’s friend, Eduardo, advises against pairing with Parker, Zuckerberg does so anyway. I thought the film portrayed very nicely, not only the benefits of new technology, but also the dangers. Like Napster, new technology is a tricky route with licenses and privacy agreements. Parker even alludes to the fact that the government is watching everyone. He says, “They’ve tapped into our phones.” In this way, the film did a very good job combining and explicating the dangers and unknown factors of technology with ethical issues. I highly recommend this film! It was fast paced and exciting, and I really enjoyed the plot line. Most notably, the film did an excellent job of highlighting the prominence of evolving technology and web strategy in our modern world and the ethics behind it all.
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Initially, when seeing the previews of this film, I wasn't sure it was worth checking out, since I assumed it'd be a dumb movie about Facebook. However, I was proven wrong; from the very beginning, I was hooked in by the story line (wonderfully written by Aaron Sorkin!). Very fast-paced, witty dialogue, and I enjoyed what would happen next scene by scene. I was confused at first with parts of the film, just because of the scenes cutting back and forth to the past and present, but after viewing this film several times now, I liked the story centering around the two depositions between Zuckerberg and his ex-best friend, Eduardo Saverin, and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. I was impressed by Eisenberg's performance, as he seems to regularly play a nice, under-appreciated guy in his films. Zuckerberg is portrayed as some sort of sarcastic jerk, while Saverin is shown in a sympathetic light. However, newcomer Andrew Garlfield's performance as Eduardo also took me by surprise. During the depositions, Eduardo explains his side of the story, regarding the creation of Facebook and the major events that resulted in broken friendships, financial concerns, and two lawsuits towards Zuckerber, which causes audiences to wonder: Is Zuckerberg guilty or innocent? This movie received major recognition, winning many awards, and Sorkin deserved the win for Best Adapted Screenplay. I am currently reading the biography, The Accidental Billionaires, as this story is so compelling and interesting to take further notice. Overall, for those who haven't seen this movie, then don't assume it's just a story about Facebook because it is more than that. It's worth checking out, and it's edgy, unique, and has powerful filmmaking!
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mem24 More than 1 year ago
After seeing The Social Network, I can honestly say I was amazed by this movie. Although I was hesitant to go see this film, I came out of it with my opinion completely changed and telling everyone they should go see it themselves. It is probably one of the few movies I would be able to sit through several different times and still be completely mesmerized. I never would of guessed that there was this much drama and passion behind the creation of a silly website that has America addicted. I highly suggest that everyone should see and buy this DVD because you will be shocked at the story behind this website that many of us spend countless hours on daily. The main character of this movie is Mark Zuckerberg, a computer genius attending Harvard University. Although he is socially awkward and very degrading to everybody that he knows (even his girlfriend), he is smarter than most of this kids in his classes and never ceases to amaze his professors. Zuckerberg has a very know-it-all attitude and it constantly pushes the people close to him away, first with his girlfriend then his best friend Eduardo Saverin. Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Mark Zuckerberg does a terrific job portraying a boy who thinks he is on top of the world and someone that who will step on anyone and everyone to make it to the top. Andrew Garfield, who is Saverin in this movie, plays the role of a boy who is left behind in the dust unexpectedly by his best friend and then attempts to take matters into his own hands. Zuckerberg is asked to help the Winklevoss twins, played by Armie Hammer and Josh pence, with an idea that they imagined; making an extremely exclusive club that everyone in the nation would want to be in, not just a club that is within their college. Little did they know that Zuckerberg had plans of his own and would essentially betray. On his way to the top, Zuckerberg is obligated to undergo several court cases simultaneously. He is also constantly drawn in the wrong path by Sean Park, played by Justin Timberlake, who continuously claims that he is going to help Zuckerberg reach the top. This movie really makes you think about American culture. These few reasons are what captured my attention most: First, Zuckerberg is symbolizing something in American culture that is sad to be true. He shows how a lot of people in America will hurt everyone they love just to become a wealthy American. The desire of popularity was also portrayed clearly. This applies to almost every age group especially to college students and grades below them. Zuckerberg shows himself in this light as well, desperate to be invited to join an extremely secretive social group on his campus and being very resentful when he watches his best friend get invited. This film is demonstrating the priority of many Americans to have to be in a well-known group otherwise they feel as though they basically do not exist to the rest of the world. Another aspect of American culture that is shown through this film is how technology is becoming extremely important in everyone's lives. The Social Network is a symbol of how technology is taking over many people's lives and this country's life. The plot of this film will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end and the director does a great job portraying this story. It will show you how people will do just about anything for the title of being one of the most successful people. I highly suggest you buy this DVD to see what happe
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movienut2001 More than 1 year ago
I knew the story, didn't like the main character, but still found the movie engaging and provocative. Excellent performances, great visuals, and cool music.
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