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CB - Alternate Take: The Social Network - Review

CB - I am the same age as Mark Zuckerberg. This means nothing to me personally, or at least didn't until I saw The Social Network, the movie that both captures and decries our generation as defined by Zuckerberg's invention. Without ever painting in broad strokes or stretching for meaning, director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin-- an ideal pairing if there ever was one-- examine the false promises of these lives lived online through the lens of the boy who made it possible. Mark Zuckerberg's story is wholly unique, and yet from the hazy dorm room beginnings to the empty corporate present, his story stands as a symbol for all of us who pour ourselves into Facebook, rearranging pixels to make ourselves look and feel better but logging off remaining, irrevocably, our same selves.

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