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Movie reviews: The Social Network and The Brothers Bloom

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***½ The Social Network (October 2010) – Theatre

Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake. An inside look at those responsible for the creation of Facebook.

She says: Witty, fast-paced, and fascinating look at the anti-social nature of the man who created Facebook. Made me want to read that old New Yorker profile again.

He says: A really fascinating movie about really sad, unlikeable men.

*** The Brothers Bloom (May 2009) – Rental

Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz. After years of con jobs, one of two brothers wants to quit. His brother convinces to do one final con. It will all work great—as long as he doesn’t fall in love.

She says: Its quirky style reminded me a lot of the TV show Pushing Daisies. The plot twists and connection between the actors kept me interested. A very interesting film—in a good way.

He says: Man, I’m tired. [Then later.] I think I missed too much sleeping to follow the plot.

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