A new condition is spreading across the country -- PVS -- Phantom Vibration Syndrome. Millions of people are reporting symptoms of feeling a buzz in their pockets, purses and jackets where no such vibration occurred.
There are a lot of versions of truth available within the framework of The Social Network, and because the film's major players are have their own relationship with the truth, the story becomes infinitely more engaging.
Whatever else The Social Network is, the film represents the biggest culmination yet of old media's disdain and misreading of new media. It's a movie about social networking born out of a fundamental disconnect.
With themes of friendship and betrayal that even Williams Shakespeare would be proud of, The Social Network -- directed by David Fincher -- also explores the notion of what constitutes intellectual property.
Say what you will about Facebook, but it's changed our culture more than any invention since the flushable toilet. But The Social Network isn't really about the effects of Facebook. It's a study of one man, what drives him and what success can do to you.
This wry, macabre horror comedy not only brings out the mayhem-making on Eisenberg's part, it shows he's capable of spoofing the kind of post-collegiate, sexually repressed nervous wreck he played so well in Adventureland.