The Social Network

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Tonight was my first experience of an opening night of a movie: and I happened to be in Vancouver!

The cinema was packed out – and, take note UK, when the film has a 19:30 advertised time, that is when it starts!

The film was ‘The Social Network’, based loosely on the book ‘The Accidental Billionaires’, which is turn is basically the story of how Facebook got started.

The film was excellent – You neither come away liking or disliking the main Mark Zuckerberg character, but rather see how quickly something can spiral almost to the level of being out of control;

It also shows how far people are prepared to go to get what they want – Strangely money doesn’t appear to have been the motivation.

If you have read the book (I had it as a audiobook from Audible) there is little here to surprise you – If, however, you know little of the story and are expecting a film about a geeky kid who made a fortune in his own back bedroom, I think you would be very pleasantly surprised by the the twists and turns.

The acting was excellent, as was the music (by Trent Reznor of NIN fame).

Definitely worth going to see when it opens on the UK – A really well produced and acted film, with a genuinely eye opening (but believable) story line.

I would be more than happy to see it again with Clare when I get home.