The Social Network

The Social Network ★★★★½

This is a film that has aged incredibly well. In the end, it turned out, Sorkin, Fincher and Eisenberg’s Mark Zuckerberg was an incredibly accurate representation of the real thing, a biting portrait of an arrogant young man who lacks honor and a sense of responsibility to others, who does not think about the consequences of his actions outside of the narrow question of whether they benefit his interests.

Zuckerberg aside, what I didn’t see during my first watch of this movie but what is completely obvious now is how much this film is indebted to CITIZEN KANE. The conceit is essentially “what if Charles Foster Kane was a college student?” and it works brilliantly.

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