Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake, 'The Social Network' is a drama about turmoil behind the creation of the internet phenomenon, Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder, is a loner who, ironically, created a way for 500 million friends to connect while alienating everyone he knows in the process.
'The Social Network' (2010) is the dramatic story about the money, intellectual property, billion dollar ideas, jealousy, and popularity which surrounded and led to the invention of the social networking phenomenon known as Facebook. Starring Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake as the founders of Facebook.
Harvard Business School student Mark Zuckerberg (Eisenberg) is approached by friends about an idea to develop a social-networking site. Zuckerberg listens, takes the idea, changes it, and suddenly has a billion dollar property on his hands. Money, popularity, parties, and girls, Zuckerberg and his friends now have it all. But in the midst of their success, Zuckerberg's best friend is suing him for $600 million for stealing the idea behind Facebook.
In real life, Zuckerberg did not steal the Facebook idea, and lives with the same girlfriend that he met while in Harvard. But that's so boring!
Justin Timberlake plays slick plotter Sean Parker, a genius computer hacker, programmer, and businessman who founded Napster. He was also, both in the movie and in reality, Zuckerberg’s main mentor during Facebook’s crucial early days.
Aaron Sorkin, the writer behind 'The West Wing' TV series, uses the story to make a dramatic piece of art -- not a documentary. Both Zuckerberg and Parker have called the movie "a fiction." To stress this point, Zuckerberg gave the number "99%" to indicate how much of the material is made-up. Still, critics are loving it.
'The Social Network' Stars:
Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg
Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin
Armie Hammer Jr. as Cameron Winklevoss
Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker
Joseph Mazzello as Dustin Moskovitz
Rooney Mara as Erica Albright