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The Social Network (2010)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director David Fincher Rating:7.3/10 (10 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by doctorwaffle on February 26th, 2011:Find all reviews by doctorwaffle
Fincher gives a lot of useful insight on the film's meaning and how it relates to real life events. He's great at pointing out subtle moments of terrific acting that I had not noticed before.
Reviewed by rodge1138 on December 8th, 2013:Find all reviews by rodge1138
Slightly drier than his other commentaries, here the director talks alot about the music and the winklevoss twins, good but not interesting enough
Reviewed by Station51 on October 16th, 2015:Find all reviews by Station51
Fincher gives a very straightforward, informative commentary that is just barely interesting enough to hold your attention. He does possess a pretentiousness that is irritating at times. It's obvious he puts sounding clever above communicating ideas. I almost turned it off a couple of times because of it. All in all it's still worth a listen. You might even be impressed at his peppering big words and esoteric references.
Reviewed by grimjack on November 25th, 2020:Find all reviews by grimjack
Definitely less interesting and informative than other Fincher commentaries. He actually talks a bit more about the story for most of it, than he does about the way as a director he tells the story with the camera. (Which are often my favorite parts of his other commentaries.)
Commentary 2: Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and actors Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, and Josh Pence Rating:6.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by iwantmytvm on October 19th, 2019:Find all reviews by iwantmytvm
The Fincher commentary is superior to this one for a holistic look at the production of the entire film but this is also a very good commentary. The participants are edited together nicely. Garfield, Hammer and Pence interact with each other while the others were all recorded separately. Eisenberg has some often intense thoughts on character motivations and reveals that his sister was an inspiration for his portrayal of Zuckerberg. Sorkin offers a few useful tidbits about script beats, Timberlake is thoughtful about his scenes, and the aforementioned trio of actors provide an interesting mix of filming anecdotes, story observations and impressions of working with Fincher. This is a worthwhile commentary for the film that should have won the Oscar as the Best Picture of 2010.
Reviewed by grimjack on November 25th, 2020:Find all reviews by grimjack
Worth it mostly for the Sorkin bits. Not a great commentary overall, but a couple of moments of insight into the writing process, as it is impressive how a story like this had to be designed with flashbacks, emotional callbacks, and introduce new characters late into the story.