It’s not just watchable, it’s addictive, much like the topic it’s about. Aaron Sorkin doesn’t need to be called a genius or one of the great American script-writers by me to feel good about himself, but, damn. This is a film about a website, without a single action sequence of any relevance contained, and a shit-ton of geek-speak. And the film is riveting.
Falling somewhere between “a tad” and “highly” fictionalized, Sorkin’s script (and David Fincher’s direction – spot on and claustrophobic) shows the nasty underbelly of the creation of Facebook with all its flaws. Jesse Eisenberg’s rightly-lauded turn as “Mark Zuckerberg” (there’s quite a bit of creative license going on here; not at much as “Abe Lincoln, Vampire Hunter”, but enough) is the glue that holds the film together, with more one-liners and intelligent-rambling diatribes than can be isolated. But the support cast is excellent, and Andrew Garfield’s “Don’t *fish* eat other *fish*” line is still the most quotable. Heck, I’ll even give kudos to Justin Timberlake for playing a shady, entrepreneurial prick… maybe a little *too* well.