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Can’t Make Billions Of Dollars Without Making A Few Enemies

In drama on October 1, 2010 at 3:11 am

THE SOCIAL NETWORK is a fantastic movie full of reprehensible characters and actions that makes me want to delete my Facebook account – found here. David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin create a fantastic and beautifully shot story about a young man that forsakes every relationship in his life because he wants to make websites that help connecting to people easier. Which makes it sound a lot more altruistic than he ever actually is. The cast is magnificent. The movie is also really funny. Which keeps it from being terrifying and depressing. (Wouldn’t it make you sad if your friend ditched you in order to make hundreds of millions of dollars, and that now, almost everyone in the world is associated with that person?)

Jesse Eisenberg uses his nerd powers for evil here, much like Michael Cera used his for hipster cool in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Which in both cases, works very well for seeing the actors expand on their normal repertoire, while not really acting much differently. But it’s amazing, just how unlikable Eisenberg is. He takes the aloofness that he normally exudes and just, seems like a dick. A brilliant dick, but still. A dick.

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