Oscar winning film "The Social Network" has been credited with saving the lives of two deeply troubled brothers in Dayton, Ohio.
The two adolescents, known only as Jimmy X and Bobby Y, had been in and out of social service facilities since the age of 10 and 11 respectively. Their crimes had ranged from petty theft to aggravated assault and theft.
However, after seeing the film during an outing downtown with their parole officers, the two have completely turned their lives round and have now become valuable members of society.
They have both passed advanced I.T. courses and are now gainfully employed as web designers with Webcreation in Ohio.
The only down side is that they are now spending so many hours at home and at work in front of a laptop that they are getting pasty faced, overweight and depressed at not having any kind of social life.
Jimmy X explained "Our last 6 months have been like a roller coaster , one minute we're in trouble with the cops, the next we're earning $100,000 a year.
It seems like the ideal situation , but we're now getting so pissed at not being able to meet any girls that we've turned to porn in a big way. If we don't get out of this rut soon, we're liable to hit the skids again ".
Their lifestories are being documented in a major motion picture out next week, "The Anti Social Network".