ROMA CINEMA. Uh, ih… Alla kermesse cinematografica della capitale arriva "The Social Network" – forse il film più atteso di tutto il Festival – diretto da David Leo Fincher, regista Statunitense già autore di "Seven", "The Game", "Fight Club" (adoro) ma anche de "Il curioso caso di Benjami Button" (adoro). Protagonista, Jesse Eisenberg nei panni di Mark Zukemberg, l'informatico statunitense fondatore di Facebook e attualmente uno degli uomini più ricchi al mondo. Storia della nascita del più famoso social network al mondo, quello che ha rivelato un modo globale di usare internet: milioni di persone, connesse tra di loro. Well, Hully Gee Here's to you. GO
DAILY NEWS: "The Social Network", the latest film by Hollywood director David Fincher, was supposed to be the USP of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), oganised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI). But that very aspect turned out to be a nightmare for the organisers, as more than 500 people turned up for the screening at a hall of PVR cinemas at Juhu that could seat only 282 people.
ROLLING STONE: "The Social Network" may be a film about real people and real events, but its star, Jesse Eisenberg, and screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin ("The West Wing") are the first to say that it can’t be taken as gospel.
ReThink REVIEW: "The Social Network"; Geek Is the New Punk. With the Social Network coming in #1 at the box office as discussions about the truthfulness of its portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg rage, there’s one thing few are disputing — accurate or not, the Social Network is an extremely impressive movie and an early frontrunner for Best Picture and a slew of other Oscars.
MTV: Facebook’s popularity has never been greater, so it only makes sense that a movie based on the social networking site would be equally popular. For two weeks running, director David Fincher’s "The Social Network" has lived up to the hype, befriending the first-place spot at the box office and identifying its relationship status as 'married' to success. Facebook was recently valued at $33 billion. The movie about its founding should do about .09 percent of that total during its opening weekend at the box office, and Sony will be damn happy about it.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Proving that its buzz wasn’t short-lived, Facebook movie "The Social Network" topped the box office for the second weekend in a row, with ticket sales down a small 31% from its debut at $15.5 million, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Well, I finally saw the Facebook Movie. And I loved it. True, it paints Harvard as a stuffy cartoon-scape. True, it treats women as as video-game props, sex tools, and platforms for coke-snorting. And, true, Mark Zuckerberg’s character comes off as a bit of an asshole. But based on the other evidence I’ve seen, this would seem to be a fair representation of the reality at the time. And, thanks to Aaron Sorkin’s writing and Jesse Eisenberg’s delivery, even the assholishness is charming.
THE WASHINGTON POST: "The Social Network" is the kind of movie that by all rights shouldn’t work. A verbose compendium of scenes of people talking to one another largely in college dorms, a Palo Alto ranch house or a law office conference room, "The Social Network" has another thing not going for it: It’s centered on computers, the kiss of death of modern cinema that fatally smothers visual dynamism with dull close-ups of laptop screens and mouse clicks.