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Rated PG-13 · 120 min. · 2010

Comedy, Drama

Director David Fincher's engaging motion picture about Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of Facebook is a timely affair. The screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, Charlie Wilson's War) depicts Zuckerberg as a far-sighted savant on the online medium, but also possessing an almost pathological mixture of genius and jerkiness whose motives for constructing the world's largest social network are as simple as revenge and the evergreen need for acceptance.

See our full review: Facebook gets its movie, courtesy of Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher

Facebook gets its movie, courtesy of Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher

The irony is this tech-led revenge of the nerds ends up succumbing to the same trappings of ambition, entitlement and narcissism, as well as emulating the very social caste system they rebel against. »

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Aaron Sorkin handles the truth

Aaron Sorkin handles the truth

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Futzing with Facebook

Futzing with Facebook


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Director: David Fincher
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Producer: Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Joseph Mazzello, Rooney Mara, Andrew Garfield, Max Minghella, Trevor Wright, Dakota Johnson and Stream


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