• The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network

Release Date: October 1st, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 11th, 2011

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend (Andrew Garfield). Based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires."

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones

Director: David Fincher

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca, Trigger Street Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Rise , Amusing , 2000s , Engaging , Bar , Endearing , Office , Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Most of all, it is the improbably entertaining story of how new media are altering the very nature of courtship and friendship. show more

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film comes down to a mesmerizing portrait of a man who in any other age would perhaps be deemed nuts or useless, but in the Internet age has this mental agility to transform an idea into an empire. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This account of Facebook's founder, and of the website's explosive growth, quickly lifts you to a state of exhilaration, and pretty much keeps you there for two hours. show more

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Winner Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture