Like Justin Timberlake says, "This is our time!" I, personally, feel like a movie like this that defines OUR generation of super fast, I'm-invincible, internet-life-sharing, thinking hipsters should have been made a few years ago. After some thought, I realized that a few years ago older people (and even people my age) didn't quite GRASP the power of the Internet. Seeing small (and large) businesses run by 40-somethings laughingly attempt to use Twitter and YouTube is an indication that this movie is ready to be shown. And shown before it becomes irrelevant!
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Is It Good?
So I probably don't need to tell you that this movie "keeps you on your toes" and "defines a generation". The film has a feeling like you're on the Internet. Try it out! As you're watching the movie, as each scene changes, imagine you're on Google clicking links. Sometimes things are out of order, and it goes by really fast! The story is good. There's no question that this is a good story. There's no question that it will encourage you to think about things (if you want to). And don't let the beginning of the movie kill your mood. The first five minutes is the most awkward, as it should be. It sets your attitude toward Mark, the main character. And I'd be lying if I didn't say I saw a bit of myself in Mark and his CONSTANT blogging. It was so nostalgic to see the open page of LiveJournal. Yeah, before it got owned and dominated by Russians, and you had to actually know something about HTML code. So next time my mom gets on to me for always blogging, I can use Mark Zuckerberg as an (invalid) counter-argument. Hah!
What Is It About?
This movie is a zeitgeist movie. It captures the essence of this time. This fast-paced, "all about innovation" and the importance of understanding other people. And the reason I wanted to see this movie was because I heard it was Oscar-worthy. It's not a documentary-ish film. It is a dramatic film. It's not about the creation of Facebook. It is a drama. That means characters, story, relationships, development, etc.
You can read the rest of dottywine's thoughts, including a few spoilers about the movie over at her OnSugar blog. Just click here.