If The Social Network
was, say, a link David Fincher posted on his Facebook page, you would like it, share it, and leave a comment along the lines of “OMG Greatest Thing EVER!!!!” (Because where would the Internet be without hyperbole?) But in this case, your enthusiasm would be entirely justified.
Working from a jewel of a script by Aaron Sorkin, Fincher’s examination of how socially awkward, brilliant computer programmer Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) made billions of dollars creating Facebook, and in the process alienated everyone who came close to him, opens with a sharply written breakup scene between Harvard sophomore Mark and his then-girlf...