Review – The Social Network

Since it was launched in 2004, Facebook has become an Internet sensation. It has over 500 million users worldwide, and is still going strong. The website was created by college student Mark Zuckerberg, and has made him one of the richest men on the planet. Now, a film has been made of this story and is showing at cinemas nationwide.

Mark Zuckerberg was not involved in the making of ‘The Social Network’, but it follows the rise to success of Facebook and its founders. As the story goes, Mark, played by Jesse Eisenberg, first creates a site when he’s drunk to rate the attractiveness of female students at Harvard University. He’s bitter after being dumped by his girlfriend, and the site is an instant hit with the men at Harvard. Of course, it doesn’t go down very well with the girls! Mark is punished for this, but not before he has caught the attention of some twin entrepreneurs, who offer him a job as the programmer of a new social website, ‘Harvard Connection’.

The film follows Mark and the fellow founders through many trials and tribulations, with competitors and former colleagues trying to sue him for stealing the idea and breaching university conduct. We even see superstar Justin Timberlake in the role of Sean Parker, the founder of Napster. He helps Mark turn Facebook into an international phenomenon, and eventually a household name. The tag line on the film’s posters and advertising gives you a clue about the conflict to expect: “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”. It’s no surprise that everyone wanted a piece of it.

The Social Network has a little bit of everything; sex, drugs, money, scandal, heartbreak and success. It would be a great choice of movie to see with an escort girl, because it appeals to women and men. It’s not like some other films which couples find difficult to enjoy, such as mushy romances or high energy war epics. Here’s something you can both appreciate!

Released in America on 1 October 2010, The Social Network has received critical acclaim, scoring great reviews. Director David Fincher has managed to turn a topic which could have been uninteresting into something enthralling; it’s been in UK cinemas since October 15th and is well worth a watch. Our London escorts would love to see it, so if you’re looking for some company, book a date now and make your weekend even more pleasurable.