Based on a true story, **The Social Network** opens with Mark Zuckerberg (Eisenberg) and Erica Albright (Mara) speaking Aaron Sorkin dialogue for nearly five minutes. The couple breaks up. Incensed with the break up and inspired by his own genius, Zuckerberg disses his former girlfriend on the internet and the seed of “Facebook” is born.
Partnering with Sean Parker (Timberlake), Zuckerberg and his college cronies grow Facebook into an internet staple, within a relatively short period of time. Fast success breeds jealousy and Zuckerberg confronts rivals who used to be allies.
**The Social Network** is PG-13 and is a film for young people. While the
pseudo- intellectual dialogue is as cardboard as a Shakespearean monologue, writer Aaron Sorkin deserves credit for reaching the mythological abstract of King Midas in a modern context.. Following the Aristotelian principles of story telling, the final scene has a payoff that is reflects upon opening scene. **The Social Network** is nowhere near the best picture qualities of **The King’s Speech** or **Toy Story 3,** but **The Social Network** will have an impact on the next decade of motion pictures.