The Social Network picked up eight nominations for this year’s Academy awards and, as the bookies favourite to pick up some prestigious Oscars on February 27, Including Best Director and Best Picture, the highly acclaimed film looks certain to walk away with a handful of those famous gold statuettes.
The film, which is out on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 14, has received rave reviews from critics the world over and has been a huge box office hit. Then again, when the subject of your film is something that 600million people around the world use almost every day, you’d be hard-pressed not to have a huge hit on your hands.
The film, brilliantly directed by David Fincher, is the story of Mark Zuckerberg who, with the help of his college roommates at Harvard University, created a social network to help students keep in touch.
Of course, things have come a long way since then. Facebook is now the biggest social network in the world and is the second most visited website in the world – only Google has more visitors.
Of course, Zuckerberg didn’t have everything his own way and the film brilliant captures the struggles of two court cases for intellectual property theft, but The Social Network is much more than a debate about business and websites.
Fincher captures the personal relationship between Zuckerburg and those around him, chronicling the ups, and more importantly, the downs of his relationship with co-founder Eduardo Saverin and fellow college friends.
With a star-studded cast, including Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield and Jessie Eisenberg, the film has rightly been recognised as one of the biggest hits of 2010.
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