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The Social Network

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) wants to leave his mark on the world, so the Harvard undergrad rounds up some friends and begins to create an Internet social network. However, as the project builds his personal relationships crumble, especially with the site's co-founder Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). This drama is based on the true story of the inventors of Facebook. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 01 Oct 2010
Video Release: 11 Jan 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Films that also deal with current real life characters include the spy thriller Breach and the football story The Blind Side.

The challenges faced by other inventors have been the bases for the movie scripts of Flash of Genius, Tucker: The Man And His Dream and Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers’ Journey Of Invention.

Home Video Extra Features

The Social Network releases as a 2-Disc Collector’s dition Blu-ray and DVD on January 11, 2011. The package includes:

Disc 1:

- Audio Commentary with Director David Fincher

- Audio Commentary with Writer Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer and Josh Pence

Disc 2:

- How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? (Four-Part Feature-Length Documentary on the Making of the Film, from the Script to the Screenplay to Casting to Production)

- Featurette on Post (Editors Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter and Sound Designer Ren Klyce Discuss Editing the Film and the Different Layers They Created Using Different Takes, Angles and Sound Effects)

- Featurette on the Score (David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Discuss the Process of Creating the Score)

- Featurette on the Visuals (David Fincher and DP Jeff Cornenweth Discuss Creating the Look for the Film)

- Swarmatron (Atticus Rose Explains the Swarmatron Sound Machine Used to Create Parts of the Score)

- In the Hall of the Mountain King (Multi-Angle Music Exploration which Allows Viewers to Watch the Same Scene Four Different Ways with Different Layers of Music)

- Ruby Skye VIP Room (Multi-Angle Scene Breakdown)

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