Wesley R. Ball’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sorry! My Prada's at the cleaners! Along with my hoodie and my 'f**k you' flip-flops, you pretentious douchebag!
David Fincher is a master at book-to-screen adaptations. I've not been disappointed by a single adaptation he has done thus far. So, it would only seem natural that he would do an adaptation of "The Accidental Billionaires," the basis for this film about the creation of Facebook.
The film has all the hallmarks of Fincher's new style of filming that were also present in his subsequent "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" adaptation. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross provide a spellbinding electronic soundtrack, Fincher's unique cinematography style is omnipresent throughout the film, and some interesting editorial choices make this a distinctly Fincher feature.
Jesse Eisenberg was the perfect choice to play Mark Zuckerberg. He's cokcy and giddy at the same time, just enough to portray Zuckerberg in the way the novel and film do, fictitious or not. Andrew Garfield is also stellar as Eduardo Savarin (who provided the hilarious quote this review is supposed to revolve around), who helped Zuckerberg form Facebook to begin with.
The simple fact that this quote makes me roll with laughter each time I hear it is enough to launch it into my favorite quotes list. But the quote actually resonates in the film so much more than simple comedic relief. Eduardo is expressing his anger for being slowly shoved out of his high position at Facebook because he didn't have expensive three-piece suits to wear at the company or couldn't afford them thanks to Mark's selfish behavior. He was put in a downward spiral of depravity, and he was pushed past the breaking point because of the ruthlessness Mark displayed at attempting to be the only one who matters at the company.
The Social Network is a masterpiece of biographical films in the 21st century. It examines the origins of the internet's largest social network, and all of the intricacies involved in its formation, not limited to examining the personal life of its founder and his closest friends. All of the actors in the film are amazing, including Brenda Song, who surprised me by moving away from her "London Tipton" character whom I so fondly remember from my childhood. David Fincher has crafted another masterpiece to add to his filmography, and The Social Network is one of my favorite biopics of all time.