“The Social Network” is Okay, not Great

The Social Network tells the story of the guy who created Facebook. He’s a computer geek who would never have a girlfriend if he wasn’t a billionaire, and he knows it. Did he steal the idea for Facebook or was it his own creation? Does it really matter? “The Social Network” may be well directed and well acted, but it’s a movie about fratboys and Facebook, and I couldn’t get past my general distaste for both to care about any of it. I know filmmakers all over are praising the director, David Fincher, to the sky, and I’m sure he’ll collect loads of awards for his work, but he can do better than this.

(This is a recycled post.)

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

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