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The Facebook-based film brings a high IQ, without preaching a social discourse on its network.

The Social Network spares us a superficial discourse on Facebook's influence on human connection and instead immerses us in human experience: inspiration; indignation; the perils of revenge and acting on impulsive anger. This movie is so good because, to borrow a phrase from the film itself, it is "wired into" the brains of its characters and draws its pace (fast), IQ (very high) and tone (self-assured) from them. No man or woman is ever entitled to be an asshole, but some people are chemically inclined to exhibit those tendencies. Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is brilliant, socially tone-deaf, sexist, belligerent and arrogant, and the plot doesn't make him atone for any hurt feelings he's caused. If he does get his comeuppance, it may be that Facebook doesn't appear to make him happy. The site's popularity functions as a rare outlet worthy of his genius.
The Social Network
Rated PG · 120 min. · 2010
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Director: David Fincher
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Producer: Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Joseph Mazzello, Rooney Mara, Andrew Garfield, Max Minghella, Trevor Wright, Dakota Johnson and Stream


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