• 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: Drama , Biography

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

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Terrific entertainment - an unlikely thriller that makes business ethics, class distinctions and intellectual-property arguments sexy, that zips through two hours quicker than you can say "relationship status," and that'll likely fascinate pretty much anyone not named Zuckerberg. show more

  • 95
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Fincher and his screenwriter, TV writer-god Aaron Sorkin, have made a seemingly modest picture that achieves something close to greatness the old-fashioned, slow-burning way: By telling a story with faces, dialogue and body language of all types, from awkward to swaggering. show more

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Awards

Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Music (Original Score)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound Mixing
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Film Editing