The Social Network 8/10
Jesse Eisenberg is perfect in his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg, the obsessive and off-putting founder of Facebook, whose brainchild is a remarkable example of Adlerian compensation, albeit not due to an inferiority complex so much as a reflection of his unique combination of narcissism, obsessive-compulsiveness, and sociopathy. To me, this is Fincher's best film since 'Zodiac'. Aaron Sorkin's screenplay brings excitement to the Facebook backstory, providing an engrossing glimpse into the unexpected growth of the much maligned social network. Zuckerberg conceals his inadequacies and feelings of alienation by immersing himself in the development of this project, trampling anyone in his path and dealing with the consequences later. But in the end, stripping away the external shell, we see that he is not immune to the effects of loneliness and Lacanian desire.