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3.0 out of 5 stars Brash & noisy, but unexceptional, 27 Nov. 2011
This review is from: The Social Network [DVD] [2010] (DVD)
I was sceptical when I saw that a film was being made of the Facebook story, but given the rave reviews I sat down to watch this with high expectations. I'm now a bit mystified by those awards, it's an OK film but no more than that.

Basic problem is there isn't much of a story to tell, and we mostly know how it ends up. Creating a social networking site isn't exactly abolishing slavery, so it is hard to get too excited by Zukerbergs project.

Nearest we get to dramatic tension is his falling out with co-founder Eduardo Saverin but that's never fully played out, or adequately resolved, perhaps due to the non-discloure agreements in place. The other main theme is the dispute with the Winklevoss twins, but they are portrayed unsympathetically. Consequently much of the film is a bunch of well to do kids sitting round tables with lawyers, arguing about whoes idea facebook was, not really riveting watching.

To try and liven things up we get frequent doses of loud music, sex & drugs, with a rather unpleasant sexism running through much of it. While the loud music makes some of the dialogue difficult to follow.

The central performances are good though, so overall it is quite watch-able, if insubstantial.
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