The Social Network

The Social Network ★★★★★

Farm animals. I was drunk and angry and stupid. 

David Fincher took boardrooms, depositions, and legal processes and made it invigorating cinema. Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay is directed perfectly and made whole by Fincher’s attention to movement, detail, and pace. The Social Network flies through its running time, with characters and events consistently evolving and encountering new situations. Eisenberg is magnetic, and Garfield is ferocious. Timberlake is a delightful asshole. It’s such an energetic, lively film chronicling what is, in reality, one of the biggest events of our time - the creation of the largest social network. It’s such a strange and true and unexpected story, and one that will always be interesting. When it’s said and done, this is kind of a story of fragile masculinity caving in. One man who got back at people any way he could for his insecurities and shortcomings. It’s truly something special.

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