For some reason we were only mildly interested in seeing “The Social Network” and were lucky to be invited to a screening. What a surprise! This movie is a revelation and an inspiration to ALL generations -plus it emphasizes the importance of a great education. It moves along very quickly with a realistic and smart but plausible dialog, and entertaining characters. We didn’t realize that Facebook started at Harvard as an internet version of a yearbook and became an instant hit before it spread to other schools and the world. The students and characters in the movie compete to be the SMARTEST – not the best looking or the toughest. The movie is fun to watch and truly inspiring – it could happen to any of us. The Social Network has the highest movie I.Q. of the year – don’t miss it. (In photo above, Jesse Eisenberg is with Rooney Mara, who landed the lead in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.”)


Posted by Janet on October 3, 2010

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  1. By Tyler
    On October 3, 2010 at

    The movie is good yes, but for perspective, keep in mind that’s it’s a scripted story loosely based the major players in the Facebook saga. Mark Zuckerburg is portrayed as having been a rather angry, nerdy student trying hard to be cool/popular when in fact he’s always been very level headed, personable if somewhat quiet, and highly confident. The portrayal of his trouble with girls is also fiction. Zuckerberg was seldom without a girlfriend even before Thefacebook. And shortly before Thefacebook launched, the real-life Zuckerberg began seriously dating a girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, with whom he lives today. He was with her during almost all the events portrayed in the movie.

  2. By SebastianCanada
    On October 3, 2010 at

    I think the current pop culture interest in Facebook, Apple, Blackberry, parallels the interest in Wall Street and trading in the late 80’s. The interest is coming from people who have absolutely no clue about the realities – the day-to-day realities, the culture, the long-term effects of mythologizing – who are romanticizing something that is completely undeserving of being romanticized.

    Will the current obsession with all thing techie lead to a technology collapse in 20 years, the way the movie Wall Street may have lead to the economic collapse of 2008?

  3. By Reta
    On October 3, 2010 at

    I think you may just have something there Sebastian. At least it sounds plausible. Either way, even with Janet’s rave review and the above info from Tyler who sounds like he’s telling the truth and knows what he’s talking about, I have no interest in seeing this. It sounds as boring to me as listening to the hundreds of unintentionally overheard phone conversations I’ve been forced to hear while shopping and etcetering in my world. I used to think when I heard someone talking animately to themselves in the canned goods dept. that they had just had a bee fly down their bra, or a stray unruly child had just stolen their potatos. But, no, they are now talking on phones which are invisible and permanently attached to their heads somewhere! As Mr.T would say “I pity the fool!”

  4. By captain america
    On October 3, 2010 at

    maybe IT IS happening to ya right at this moment………..

  5. By Mel Zipskin
    On October 4, 2010 at

    Reta do you have adult ADD are you tweeking on adderall, what the hell!

  6. By Don't buy it
    On October 4, 2010 at

    I don’t understand facebook or twitter. That shit is BORING. Why not just pick up the dam phone and call your friends and family?

  7. By SebastianCanada
    On October 4, 2010 at

    Don’t buy it, you said it.

    Facebook, Twitter and texting have ruined communication. Even the sense of immediacy takes a back seat to creating endless chatter.

    I have virtually given up on trying to communicate with certain people once in my life – it is hopeless.

  8. By Denise
    On October 4, 2010 at

    Tyler’s comments are consistent with those of Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard classmates who watched the movie and were then interviewed by the Boston Globe. Even Ben Mezrich, who wrote the book “The Accidental Billionaires” admits that Mark Zuckerberg would not talk to him, and that the book included fictional depictions of how some events may have occurred.

    While I agree that texting, email and Facebook have diminished communication, they have also allowed people to stay in touch with others.

  9. By Palermo
    On October 4, 2010 at

    The current generation of texters is far worse than users of FB etc. You see some people who never have the use of their hands because the phone is always there, click click click. They don’t speak to the people they are with because anybody they can text is far more interesting. It’s so absurd, and if anybody treated me that way I would walk away and leave them.

  10. By Indy
    On October 4, 2010 at

    The reason I won’t see it is because that fugly little four-eyed weasel Justin Timberlake is in it. This is the ultimate in a non-talent person who can not sing is now a multi-millionaire and who cheats on every gal he has ever shacked up with.(current one is the buck-tooth Jessica Biel). Plus, I am not 100% sure he is straight.

  11. By Jerry D
    On October 4, 2010 at

    There have been times that I’ve read Sebastian’s comments and wanted to vomit but his statement about Facebook and the changes in society in the world of “social networks” is so “spot on” that I sprained my neck doing a double take! Who knew? As for me, I can’t wait until payday this Friday so I can see this movie. Did anyone else think Jesse Eisenberg was Michael Cera the first time they saw the trailer? Their voices are eerily similar. Also, I had never heard a Radiohead song in my life until I went to youtube to research “Creep.” What a great and moving song.

  12. By SebastianCanada
    On October 4, 2010 at

    Jerry D, “wanted to vomit”!

    You are the male Dorothy Parker of the 21st century!!!

  13. By Jerry D
    On October 5, 2010 at

    Sebastian! After I posted that comment I went to bed and realized, OMG, I didn’t mean Sebastian (I will refrain from typing the right name) and now I get to apologize. Last thing I want to do is get into one of those back-and-forth things I’ve seen people do on here (although they’re fun to read).

    My apology. Please accept it?

  14. By SebastianCanada
    On October 5, 2010 at

    LOL! Jerry D, no problem.

    I post comments because it is a laugh, and have no problem with people taking a poke (regardless of how justified or not I may believe it to be). The usual crowd of posters makes this site very interesting and amusing, and the spats, slides off topic (guilty as charged), and jump into the dangerous territories of politics, sex and religion are all par for the course.

    Hope you stick around too.

  15. By Teddy
    On October 5, 2010 at

    Yes, these smart little harvardites are competing to be the smartest Janet, not the richest, I swear. Let’s get real here; the kid stole the idea from his business partner, then made a mint on it, and then he DECEIVED his own members by STEALING private information to make even more billions. Then, he FINALLY MAKES A CHARITABLE contribution, when the public FINALLY catches onto his schemes. He/Facebook and his snot-nosed ilk need to watched closely.

  16. By SebastianCanada
    On October 5, 2010 at

    The IT world is built buy greedy cheating, and – despite the propaganda – not terribly well-educated scumbags. If I had a kid and he said he wanted to be another Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, I would put him up for adoption.


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