“The Social Network” – Better than I thought it would be

The Social Network

I had resisted watching the movie The Social Network for no particularly good reason, other than why would I want to watch a fictionalized (and, presumably, sensationalized) version of the creation of Facebook. But last night I did finally watch the DVD of the movie, and I confess that I found it riveting. Whether or not any of it is true is irrelevant, because it was a good story well told. Jesse Eisenberg caught that socially inept quality that a lot of computer geeks have. (The character reminded me in his argumentatively brilliant way of a brilliant person I used to work with, where whatever you said would be met with some challenge.) I can see why he was nominated for an Oscar. It will be interesting to follow his career and see if his acting range is greater than a 20-something computer guy.

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