Posted on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 by David Chen
The Social Network is a marvel of meticulous construction. At no point during the film’s 2+ hour runtime did I feel as though it was anything less than a masterwork of two creative artists – director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin – at the top of their respective games. There has been a lot of discussion about how the film captures the cultural zeitgeist and how it simultaneously taps in to the excitement, the promise, the greed, and the petty angst of millenials. But more than any of that, The Social Network is a gripping story about what happens when friends decide to succumb to their inner demons, and how those decisions come to haunt them forever.
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