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Oct032010

THE SOCIAL NETWORK is stranger than fiction (review)

Rating:  (Mediocre)

One of my favorite films is Stranger Than Fiction. It's about (spoiler alert) a man named Harold Crick and his wristwatch. Harold lives his life by that watch until one day when something extraordinary happens: he starts hearing a voice in his head, narrating his life. This voice knows everything about him, often before he does. It's frustrating at first, and becomes a nightmare when this narrator informs him of his own imminent death. Karen Eiffel is an author who writes masterpieces that always end in the death of her main character. In this case, Harold Crick. Now here's the question: if Karen Eiffel knew that killing her fictional character, Harold Crick, would result in the death of a real living person, would she finish the book? More importantly, does she have the right?

As a film, The Social Network is mesmerizing and thrilling; I can't get it out of my head. It claims to be the story behind the founding of Facebook, a company that was Mark Zuckerberg's drunken dorm room idea seven years ago and is now the largest social networking site in the world, with more than 500 million active users and $2 billion in revenue. It's a great story too; it's just not the truth--not even close.

Usually moviegoers try to pick out inaccuracies in docu-dramas. When watching The Social Network, I suggest you try to find the facts. Aaron Sorkin (writer), David Fincher (director), and Ben Mezrich (author) have twisted this tale so tight that the most accurate thing about it are the names. 

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