Codebreaker

Facebook movie #1 at box office

John Moe Oct 4, 2010


It brought in 23 million.
The conversation around the movie in tech circles has been kind of interesting. It was reported that Mark Zuckerberg had refused to see the film, which portrays him as something of a robot nerd, but then word came out that he was renting out a movie theater for Facebook employees to watch the movie.
The web is also full of articles about the historical inaccuracies in The Social Network.
Business Insider helpfully reminds people that Eduardo Saverin, Zuckerberg’s roommate who is portrayed as getting completely screwed over in the movie, is still a billionaire thanks to Facebook stock.
I liked the movie but Facebook is almost incidental to the plot. It’s really a movie about smart Harvard guys whose ideas outstrip their capacity to construct rules in an industry that doesn’t have many rules. Justin Timberlake steals the whole film as Napster founder Shawn Parker.

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