The Social Network

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Amelia Jáuregui, Staff Reporter

Ten years ago, the movie The Social Network flooded the theaters with it’s story behind the build up of Facebook. It won an Academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for many other awards as well.

This movie, based on true events, shows Mark Zuckerberg and his work on building up a small thought into what is known as the biggest social media platform there is to date. While his work was indeed genius, and led him to become the youngest billionaire, it didn’t come without some obstacles. There were lawsuits, lawyers, drugs, alcohol, and the stress of handling rapid success. 

Zuckerberg was played by Jesse Eisenberg, with other large appearances from Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Arnie Hammer, Rashida Jones, and many other great actors and actresses.

The movie received good reviews, with getting a 7.7 out of 10 on IMDb, a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 95% on Metacritic

This movie was a very interesting one to watch, and got me invested in what really goes on behind creating an app, and in this case, not just any app: Facebook, the most viral app that shaped social media and how we connect with people online to this day. 

Whether  you are someone who has a large internet presence, or someone who doesn’t even care about social media at all, this movie is extremely entertaining, as it shows real relationships, the struggle or building a brand and business, and how money and success doesn’t come without risk and reward.