David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” the story about the making of Facebook starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, debuted at No. 1 in sales of Blu-ray™ and DVD discs as well as topping the chart for home rentals, said Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
The ensemble movie, which also included Brenda Song, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Rashida Jones, Joseph Mazzello and Rooney Mara explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomenon of the new century, was invented.
It focuses on how its overnight success and wealth changed the lives of the Harvard classmates who created it. Since it hit theaters the film has won critical acclaim. It’s a Golden Globe winner and an odds-on favorite to win an Oscar for best picture.
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Extensive bonus materials include commentaries with Fincher, Sorkin and the cast, as well as the four-part feature length documentary How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?
Shot through with emotional brutality and unexpected humor, this superbly crafted film chronicles the formation of Facebook and the battles over ownership that followed upon the website’s unfathomable success. Directed by David Fincher, “The Social Network” has a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.
“It stands as vital proof — to the world and to Hollywood — that a brashly original movie can still connect powerfully with a popular audience, writes critic Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s the first Hollywood movie to really capture the metaphysical spirit of the digital age. It touches a chord of timely passion,” he adds.
“The Social Network” has become a cultural touchstone, winning four Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Score; and four Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Score.
The film also won Best Picture awards from a vast majority of critics groups including the National Society of Film Critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review.
“The Social Network” is currently playing on 400 screens nationwide. Since its theatrical re-release on January 7th, the hit film surpassed the $200 million mark for worldwide box office.