All You Need Is Friend. Director David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
, Fight Club
), screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing
, Charlie Wilson’s War
), and a sharp-tongued cast turn Ben Mezrich’s book on the startup days of Facebook into a pitch-perfect portrait of the times. Led by Jesse Eisenberg’s brilliant portrayal of insufferable tech genius Mark Zuckerberg, who rams through his vision of an online social network from Harvard to Silicon Valley, the spirited cast -- Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara, Armie Hammer, at al. -- shows how a group of aggressive young geeks turned privilege into more privilege and became multi-billion-dollar masters of the universe, with plenty of sex, drugs, hurt feelings, accidental good fortune, and, of course, irony trailing along behind. Thrilling, ballsy, and intelligent. Also hilarious. (121 min.)
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The billionaire geek who invented Facebook (The Social Network) meets the juvie outcasts of the living dead (Let Me In).