A Week In Film #237: Settling in

The Social Network title screen

The Social Network
The Facebook biopic, and much more enjoyable than I feared, with David Fincher betraying wit for once.

Jesse Eisenberg does excellently as the dickish prodigy Mark Zuckerberg, sort of playing against type (sort of), but with a kernel of vulnerability. Justin Timberlake is great as Sean Parker, as is Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, and Armie Hammer certainly has fun as the Winklevosses. The opening scene, with Zuckerberg being owned by Rooney Mara for being a douche is impeccable, proper tone-setting stuff.

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