The Social Network (commonly called “The Facebook Movie”) lives up to it’s hype, offering a smart and entertaining commentary on so-called “social” networking.
“The movie opens with a couple in a crowded college bar and ends with a man alone in a room repeatedly hitting refresh on his laptop. In between, Mr. Fincher and Mr. Sorkin offer up a creation story for the digital age and something of a morality tale, one driven by desire, marked by triumph, tainted by betrayal and inspired by the new gospel: the geek shall inherit the earth.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Fincher and Sorkin have given us something that we can all understand and relate to: the costs of the desire for acceptance when it mutates into the blind ambition of social climbing. There are a finite number of slots on a baseball team roster, only so many seats available at the cool kids table, and we all want to be offered that last spot.” – Eric Eisenberg, Cinema Blend
“The Social Network satisfies in ways great and small, as it tells a small story with big implications. In this fictionalized but semi-fact-based tale about the creation of Facebook, being smart will take you a long way, but never as far as you’d like.” – Marshall Fine, Huffington Post
The Social Network opens Friday, October 1st. Check out movie times here.