Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin eschews the popular tenants of “likable” Main Characters and “Saving the Cat” mentality for something a bit more truthful: an honest and sincere look at the dangers of going into business with your friends. On his quest to connect the world together, Steadfast Main Character Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) separates from his Harvard roommate and Impact Character Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), dragging his supposed friend down with him in this very satisfying Personal Tragedy. Zuckerberg achieves success, but at what cost?
The dialogue flows as one would expect from Sorkin—effortlessly—as the progressive complications of the act changes. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find the actual turning points, the piece working as one seamless whole. The result is plain and simple: an engaging story that could have easily continued for another hour or two.