Now here is the movie that will set all our pecuniary concerns to rest. The Social Network (2010) lets us in on the secret on how to strike it really rich– that is, through audacity, audacity, and more audacity.
The Social Network is the story of how Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) founded Facebook while he was still a Harvard undergrad, and quickly became the world’s youngest billionaire. If the movie has taught me anything, that will be that in order to fulfill our dreams, we need to really, totally, unconditionally believe in ourselves. Zuckerberg, you see, is no doubt very smart, but what catapulted him to success was his in-your-face self-confidence, scathing arrogance, and hauteur. He takes everything- getting dumped, lawsuits, etcetera- in a stride. He is annoyed- because these things waste his time- but he is never daunted.
There are many great things about this movie– the snappy editing that makes the film never boring, the snazzy musical score that makes computer programming look like the coolest thing on earth, the engaging script (many have compared the storyline to that of the classic film, Citizen Kane), the casting (Justin Timberlake was spot-on as the spineless, verbose founder of music website Napster). I have to hand it to director David Fincher– he makes dorkiness look really, really good. He made Mark Zuckerberg a rockstar.
Rating: A must-see! We have much to learn from Mr. Zuckerberg, Rachey, if we intend to get rich.