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Review: 'The Social Network'

Original post made on Oct 2, 2010

There's a lot to "Like" about "The Social Network." The riveting film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defines a generation, a la "Easy Rider" and "The Breakfast Club." Director David Fincher helms with a deft touch; the script by Aaron Sorkin is beautifully crafted; and the acting is exceptional. ==I -- TH==

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Posted by James
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Wait, you said
"the only thing missing from "The Social Network" is a likable protagonist."
Then you go on to say,
"Eisenberg is perfectly cast as Zuckerberg, who comes across as aloof and self-serving, though there's a sympathetic loneliness that accompanies his impressive programming IQ."
Aren't those contradicting?


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Posted by Tyler Hanley
a resident of another community
on Oct 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Tyler Hanley is a registered user.

Although Zuckerberg, at times, comes across as sympathetic, that doesn't necessarily mean he is likable. As depicted in the film, Zuckerberg seems very unapologetic in his actions, and he often doesn't empathize with the struggles of those around him. As an audience we do at times empathize with him (everyone wants a piece of his creation), but he is never particularly likable. It also might have been partially due to the way Eisenberg portrayed the character.