The biggest irony of the Facebook company is that in meaning to bring people together, it in fact became the big bad perpetrator in a web of broken friendships and nasty legal clampdowns.
The Social Network was intended to be a neutral portrayal, said David Fincher, the director, of whom I am a bit of a fan thanks to that marvellously done twist at the end of Fight Club. The Social Network is dark and reverberting and gritty. The script is totally witty. I giggled a bit at the sarcasm. The story is generic - it is about betrayal, genius and the strains of unexpected success on relationships. It is truly 'a product of its time.' It's set in the dorm rooms of Harvard University. And Mark Zuckerberg is an asshole.