What makes David Fincher – the masterful hand behind thriller greats like Se7en, Fight Club and Zodiac – take on the seemingly pedestrian story of a dotcom success? What makes Aaron Sorkin – the guy who penned “you can’t handle the truth”, and crisp witted TV dramas like The West Wing and Studio 60 – write lines for a geeky programmer kid? Is it just because the movie’s about Facebook?
Hardly. The movie’s hardly about Facebook.