Social Network

Eisenberg, Jesse

SKU: 043396366237

UPC 043396366237
Release Date 2011-01-11
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 2
Length 120
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis 4 stars out of 4 -- David Fincher's film has the rare quality of being not only as smart as its brilliant hero, but in the same way. It is cocksure, impatient, cold, exciting and instinctively perceptive.5 stars out of 5 -- With a thieves den of borderline-Shakespearian characters, a wickedly literate screenplay, potent direction by David Fincher, an exceptional ensemble cast and subject matter that speaks to a generation and beyond, THE SOCIAL NETWORK is mesmerizing.[A] fleet, weirdly funny, exhilarating, alarming and fictionalized look at the man behind the social-media phenomenon Facebook...Eisenberg's career has been building to this bravura performance....With a disquieting stare and a string of acerbic comments tumbling from his mouth, he exudes neurotic intelligence.[A]nchored by a perfectly pitched performance by Jesse Eisenberg, THE SOCIAL NETWORK is a barn-burner of a tale that unfolds at a splendid clip.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.4 stars out of 4 -- THE SOCIAL NETWORK is a hard-charging beast of a movie with a full tank of creative gas that keeps it humming from start to finish.[T]he film's crisp, dark images, plus an eerie ambient score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, create an unsettling divide between words and action, as if everyone's talking about unstoppable events set in motion long ago. -- Grade: A-[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 time, from awkward to swaggering.The production is the best studios can offer....[With] Jeff Cronenweth's fluid, sparkling cinematography and Donald Graham Burt's pinpoint-accurate production design...THE SOCIAL NETWORK has everything you want in a thriller for the brain: huge doses of ego and duplicity, corporate backstabbing, and some very layered performances.4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's Eisenberg's performance that captivates -- icky and icy but strangely sympathetic.4 stars out of 4 -- With surgical precision, exhilarating insight and considerable storytelling flair, they make Zuckerberg both a metaphor and a lens through which to understand contemporary culture.[T]he film's rhythmic perfection, both in terms of dialogue exchanges and in the matter of building up dramatic tension within a relatively intricate three-part time structure, makes this by far the best realised Sorkin script to date....THE SOCIAL NETWORK is a classic...Fincher's direction is a model of coherence and discipline, relying on the traditional virtues of camera placement and editing to tell the story....More than anything else, THE SOCIAL NETWORK is a feast of great talk...4 stars out of 5 -- Zuckerberg is played here by Jesse Eisenberg, who is simply superb as the conflicted genius, an emotionally isolated, social-climbing outsider with an unpredictable set of motivations and allegiances.4 stars out of 5 -- This is a surprisingly energised account of the birth of Facebook and the extraordinary trajectory of its founder...Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's 10 Best Movies Of 2010 -- Don't be afraid of friending THE SOCIAL NETWORK. It might just open your eyes beyond your computer screen.Included in USA Today's 10 Best Films Of 2010 -- [P]rovocatively explored by director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin...Included in Roger Ebert's The Best Films of 2010 -- Some films observe fundamental shifts in human nature, and this is one of them.Director David Fincher (FIGHT CLUB, SEVEN) teams with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (THE WEST WING) to explore the meaning of success in the early 21st century from the perspectives of the technological innovators who revolutionized the way we all communicate. The year was 2003. As prohibitively expensive technology became affordable to the masses and the Internet made it easy to stay in touch with people who were halfway across the world, Harvard undergrad and computer programming wizard Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) launched a website with the potential to alter the very fabric of our society. At the time, Zuckerberg was just six years away from making his first million. But his hearty payday would come at a high price, because despite all of Zuckerberg's wealth and success, his personal life began to suffer as he became mired in legal disputes, and discovered that many of the 500 million people he had friended during his rise to the top were eager to see him fall. Chief among that growing list of detractors was Zuckerberg's former college friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), whose generous financial contributions to Facebook served as the seed that helped the company to sprout. And some might argue that Zuckerberg's bold venture wouldn't have evolved into the cultural juggernaut that it ultimately became had Napster founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) not spread the word about Facebook to the venture capitalists from Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, the Winklevoss twins (Armie Hammer and Josh Pence) engage Zuckerberg in a fierce courtroom battle for ownership of Facebook that left many suspecting the young entrepreneur might have let his greed eclipse his better judgment. THE SOCIAL NETWORK was based on the book THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES by Ben Mezrich.
Cast Bob Wagner (Assistant Director)
David Fincher (Director)
Aaron Sorkin (Screenwriter)
Jeff Cronenweth (Director of Photography)
Ren Klyce (Sound)
David Parker (Sound Re-Recording)
Michael Semanick (Sound Re-Recording)
Carey Len Smith (Post-Production Supervisor)
Robert Mata (Costumes)
Atticus Ross (Composer)
Ben Mezrich (Source Writer)
Joann Perritano (Production Manager/UPM)
Christian Eubank (Special Effects)
Heather Mages (Makeup Designer)
Eden FX (Visual Effects Designer)
a52 (Visual Effects Designer)
Trent Reznor (Composer)
Kelly Muldoon (Hairstylist)
Savage Visual Effects (Visual Effects Designer)
Alison Gail Bixby (Costumes)
Brandon McLaughlin (Special Effects)
Outback Post (Visual Effects Designer)
Ollin VFX (Visual Effects Designer)
John Getz (Co-Star)
Peter Holden (Co-Star)
Wallace Langham (Co-Star)
Barry Livingston (Co-Star)
Joseph Mazzello (Co-Star)
David Selby (Co-Star)
Aaron Sorkin (Co-Star)
Pamela Roylance (Co-Star)
Oliver Muirhead (Co-Star)
Douglas Urbanski (Co-Star)
Rashida Jones (Co-Star)
Darin Cooper (Co-Star)
Justin Timberlake (Star)
Nancy Linari (Co-Star)
Steve Sires (Co-Star)
Jesse Eisenberg (Star)
Lacey Beeman (Co-Star)
Brenda Song (Co-Star)
Monique Edwards (Co-Star)
James Shanklin (Co-Star)
Trevor Wright (Co-Star)
Brian Palermo (Co-Star)
Mark Saul (Co-Star)
Amy Ferguson (Co-Star)
Max Minghella (Star)
Victor Isaac (Co-Star)
Carrie Armstrong (Co-Star)
Franco Vega (Co-Star)
Shelby Young (Co-Star)
Alex Reznik (Co-Star)
Armie Hammer (Star)
Jared Hillman (Co-Star)
Christopher Khai (Co-Star)
Scott Lawrence (Co-Star)
Cedric Sanders (Co-Star)
Andrew Garfield (Star)
Malese Jow (Co-Star)
Cali Fredrichs (Co-Star)
Randy Evans (Co-Star)
Andrew Thacher (Co-Star)
Cayman Grant (Co-Star)
Rooney Mara (Co-Star)
Patrick Mapel (Co-Star)
James Dastoli (Co-Star)
Robert Dastoli (Co-Star)
Kyle Fain (Co-Star)
Caleb Jones (Co-Star)
Josh Pence (Co-Star)
Denise Grayson (Co-Star)
Bryan Barter (Co-Star)
Marybeth Massett (Co-Star)
Henry Roosevelt (Co-Star)
Nick Smoke (Co-Star)
Abhi Sinha (Co-Star)
Dakota Johnson (Co-Star)
Inger Tudor (Co-Star)
Mariah Bonner (Co-Star)
Emma Fitzpatrick (Co-Star)
John Hayden (Co-Star)
Caitlin Gerard (Co-Star)
Dustin Fitzsimons (Co-Star)
Toby Meuli (Co-Star)
Alecia Svenson (Co-Star)
Jami Owen (Co-Star)
Scotty Crowe (Co-Star)
Jayk Gallagher (Co-Star)
Marcella Lentz-Pope (Co-Star)
Brett Leigh (Co-Star)
Chris Gouche (Co-Star)
Courtney Arndt (Co-Star)
Felisha Terrell (Co-Star)
Sarah Shane Adler (Co-Star)
Cherilyn Rae Wilson (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Disc 1: Audio commentary with David Fincher Audio commentary with Aaron Sorkin & cast Disc 2: How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? - a feature-length documentary in four parts David Fincher and Jeff Cronenweth on the Visuals Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter and Ren Klyce on Post Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher on the Score Ruby Skye VIP room: multi-angle scene breakdown In the Hall of the Mountain King: Reznor's first draft Swarmatron Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Audio Described Content,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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