The Social Network

The Social Network ★★★★★

Can’t gush enough praise for this intimacy between friends and enemies - however it is embellished or further away from the truth – and the irony in the way people who destroy one another in the process of creating a social connection feels so pitifully tragic because the movie understands that the prize of success must be bargained for, at the greater cost of loyalty. The outcome is forewarned, inevitable, as the prophecy has stated you cannot get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies. The tone of disbelief in Eduardo’s voice says it all, endearingly with each word carries more than a pound of weight “I was your only friend. You had one friend,” while his body language manages to express the thoughts that we all share at the moment of dismay, “how could you do it, Mark? You pretentious douchebag.” Sorkin’s bro-ish loquacity, with a dosage of Fincher’s clean-cut pauses and subtleties, helps to fabricate a tale that resides in the hallmark of age-defying beauty of modern cinema. Remember to drop the “the”, Social Network is cleaner.

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