Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Social Network

I remember Shayna and Joanna talking about Facebook when they were in college, back when you had to have a college email address to sign up for it. Never occurred to me that somebody would make a movie about the founding of it someday. But then, a lot of things never occur to me.


Anyway, THE SOCIAL NETWORK has been widely praised, and you don’t need me to tell you that. Yes, it’s very well-written, well-directed, and well-acted, and it’s surprisingly compelling given its subject matter. I enjoyed it and don’t hesitate to recommend it. But there was still a little voice in the back of my head whispering, “It’s a whole movie . . . about Facebook.” I think I’m just too old to really get it. Watch the movie, though. It’s pretty entertaining.

4 comments:

Oscar said...

I'm on Facebook, and I just don't get it, either. Not interested in the movie, although I hear it won a couple of Globes.

Oscar said...

I caught the tail end of an announcement on TV this AM and thought the Golden Globes were over. The above comment should read: It received a couple of nominations for Golden Globes, I think.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

One of my favorite films of the year and I could care less about facebook.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

I am not on Facebook but from what i hear and read about the soul-baring social networking site, you might as well walk around without any clothes on. I will watch the movie though, if only out of curiosity. Next up: I'm Feeling Lucky, Google, or what?