This is a biography, so it is mostly, if not partially, the real story, and interesting and rude turn of events occur. Like what happened to inspire Facebook? Mark was put on academic probation after making an inappropriate website while drunk that insults the intelligence of girls so much, that it's hard to believe anyone would accept having their pictures put on it for the movie. Mark is then seen by a few people as a cyberbully. After seeing how it got over twenty thousand views and finding out a fact about college, he gets an idea to put the whole experience of college online, sort of like how I made this little website to be a critic. It's said on the home page that it was to try to fix the problem he put himself in earlier. The thing is, the Winklevoss twins, Tyler and Cameron, came up to him and told him a similar idea. Did Mark steal their idea? It's hard to say. Every line that comes out of Mark during an argument, you may go, "That's ridiculous and obtuse...Wait, he kind of has a point...doesn't he?" He knows what he's talking about, but tries very hard to be an asshole. The site ends up gradually becoming a giant business, and it hops right into the entertaining and interesting stuff. As "TheFacebook" gets more popular, Mark's friend Eduardo and the inventor of Napster, Sean Parker, start to add more and more to the company.
We are living in an age where people are worried we are having too much time on the net and not out inventing, thereby not being as smart as our past generation. Maybe our hearts don't go into the next gadget, but the things we do with the computers still bring in a lot of drama, this movie a great example. It has a recipe for a boring film, and what saves the whole thing is plunging it into a giant Dragon's Den show with a superb smart script and interesting plot. Eduardo wants to be able to pay for the website by starting ads, Mark and Sean say it needs to stay cool, the Winklevoss's are trying not to go for the kill on him, and like I said, it's impossible to choose who to root 100% for. That is biography movie magic.