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The So­cial Net­work


Jesse Eisen­berg, Justin Tim­ber­lake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara, Max Minghella, Joseph Mazzello

David Fincher Face­book chief ex­ec­u­tive Mark Zucker­berg’s gone on record to la­bel David Fincher’s scin­til­lat­ing tel­lall of his com­pany’s tu­mul­tuous in­cep­tion as fic­tion, but ques­tion­able jour­nal­is­tic in­tegrity is a small price to pay when you’re watch­ing some­thing as riv­et­ing and skil­fully con­structed as The So­cial Net­work. In their adap­ta­tion of Ben Mezrich’s novel The Ac­ci­den­tal Mil­lion­aires, Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin grip the viewer from the very first frame and pro­ceed to trans­late what po­ten­tially is re­ally dry ma­te­rial for cin­ema into a deft dis­til­la­tion of uni­ver­sal the­matic hooks that form the core of many great sto­ries: more so than the cre­ation of a cul­tural phe­nom­e­non. The So­cial Net­work is the clas­sic rags-to-riches tale, the ul­ti­mate re­venge of the nerd and the heart­break­ing au­topsy of a bro­ken friend­ship. An in­vig­o­rat­ing and vi­tal film.

Di­rected by:

Aaron Yap, Flicks.co.nz

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