I finally watched the Social Network last night. I think it is a pretty good movie but not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. Below is an excerpt from a review far better stated than any attempt I could make.
“In the prologue of David Fincher’s film The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is on what you might call a “date.” But he isn’t enjoying it. Neither is his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend Erica.
Zuckerberg, a Harvard student with his eyes set on privilege and status, is griping about how his perfect SAT scores have failed to earn him access to the school’s most elite clubs. As he rants, his vanity exposes his disrespect for the rest of the world–including Erica. She storms off, refusing to feed his ego’s voracious appetite.
Like both of my housecats, Zuckerberg finds closed doors to be intolerable. If the cool kids won’t roll out the red carpet, and if he can’t have the girl he wants on his own terms, he’ll strike back.“
Excerpt from http://www.spu.edu/depts/sbe/cib/reviews/review-social-network.asp