57. Friends to Foes

There is always a stage in life where we reach the crossroads in relationships ,whatever it may be ,friendship or love.

Sometimes or should i say that most times these crossroads change the entire course of our life ,what does happen to us during this transition ??

Our careers might shape up better or vice versa !
Get into a beautiful relationship or vice versa !
We might end up losing our friends or worse is that when these friends become foes !!!

PLOT : "
A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. "

The hype surrounding this movie "The Social Network"was very justifiable ,recently all the hype surrounding a movie ends up inversely proportional to the film's reception but i'm so glad that for once the hype was worth it.

I was always in doubt as to how could the story of Facebook be conceived into a movie & my curiosity even more increased after watching the rave reviews this film got.So with a bit of hesitation i watched this film.

This film blew me away right from the very first scene ,never for once during its runtime of
12o odd mins the audience felt restless.Thats some commendable work ,i still can't get this movie out of my head.

Directed by
David Fincher of Fight Club (1999) fame ,the film stands tall among all the movies released this year.The director has utilized the fame of Facebook to the film's advantage and boy it worked out perfectly !!

Of late there are lot of movies adapted from books ,
Aaron Sorkin adapted the screenplay from Ben Mezrich's nonfiction book The Accidental Billionaires.

Its easier to read a book but to adapt it to a screenplay is a different matter altogether ,here the adaptation has worked really well ,an oscar for this would be well deserved.

Casting of the lead actors too worked out really well ,
Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg gave a stellar performance ,he was very believable as a computer nerd ,a drunkard ,a Harvard University dropout & a hotshot young billionaire.

Taking no credits away ,the supporting cast of
Andrew Garfield & Justin Timberlake were on par.The former we know as as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the franchise's 2012 reboot & the latter is a international pop star.

The other cast of
Rooney Mara ,Armie Hammer ,Max Minghella were also equally impressive ,it was an all round team effort that has given the film the critical acclaim it has achieved.

The nonlinear narrative pattern adapted for the screenplay was well put together by editor
Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall ,the pace of the film never had a dull moment.

The film effectively brought out the foundation stages of
Facebook ,the numerous law suits & its background.But for me this movie not only brought out the rise of a internet giant but also excellently demonstrated the crossroads of life where one is forced to take certain decisions.

Friendship ,its value ,its capability ,its downfall & its hardships are persistent throughout the film ,this film also brings to my mind a famous quote ,

“Your closest friend can be your weakness, power, or, in some cases, your worst enemy.”

  • Rating : "PG" for brief sexual content & drug use.
P.S : " Jesse Eisenberg's cousin works for Facebook, apparently near the real Mark Zuckerberg. "


Sourav C Pandey said...

Thanks for the review Sathish! Got to see this movie.

Ironically, one of my friend went to watch 'The Social Network' all alone!

Raji U said...

Nice one.. :D Long time no c.. Sorry kinda busy by doing nothing :P LOL.

Kewl and Kudos. Great review.. watching it right away...keep that coming

Rajlakshmi said...

I am gonna watched this... heard so much abt it. Wonderful review done.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Sourav

You will love this film :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Raji_U

I should ask you the same question :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Rajlakshmi

The hype is worthy for this film yaar :)

Madhu said...

i saw this...super d it was!

Babli said...

I have heard about this movie. Wonderful review. Shall watch it surely.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Atlast ,someone had seen this movie & commented :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Thanks for the compliments :)

sm said...

good review
havent see this movie yet.

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