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The Social Network (2010)

(PG-13) 120 mins

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara, and Armie Hammer

Director: David Fincher

Writer: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book)

Best Boy Grip: Jeffrey A. Johnson

Synopsis: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Craig Makk:  (Rental)  Yes, I missed out on this movie when it was in the theater. Yes, I know it was nominated for a bunch of awards. Yes, I still thought it was insane that a movie was being made about stupid Facebook. After watching it, however, I can honestly say a few things:

  1. Jesse Eisenberg is no longer the poor man’s Michael Cera. He is officially the Upper-Middle class man’s Michael Cera.

  2. Justin Timberlake can kind of act. He made Sean Parker, the nerd who created Napster, seem pretty goddamn cool. If you agree, go see Alpha Dog. Or better yet, wait for my review of that.

  3. Armie Hammer should play at least one, possibly twin, condescending arrogant prick(s),  in EVERY movie. That guy is a pro. And check out that name. I dare you to say it a few times and not want to go get a beer with this guy.

  4. Regardless of how much of this movie is true or full of crap, Mark Zuckerberg is really an ass. You screwed over Spider-Man , bro. Really?  He’s SPIDER-MAN!

  5. Speaking of Spider-Man, watching Eduardo made me want Spider-Man to come out now. As in I wish I was watching Amazing Spider-Man instead of typing this.

I definitely recommend seeing this movie at some point, if for no other reason than it will remind you how much you hate people who are much smarter than you. Thanks, guys, for reminding me I didn’t go to Harvard. Oh, and add that to the list: people who go to Harvard are assholes. It’s a proven fact, using science, so don’t try to dispute that.

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About CraigMakk

As co-host and producer of the incredible podcast "Live from the ManCave!", I'm also kind of an ass. With that being said, check us out and welcome to the ManCave!

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