Like Paul Nash (Russell Crowe) in 2001's "A Beautiful Mind," Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is a brilliant young man isolated in large part by the way his mind works. They're both certainly better with numbers than with people. The movies even share a dash of controversy concerning their true-life protagonists and issues of factuality. For good measure, throw in a dash of witty repartee à la "It Happened One Night" (1934's winner) and a variety of points of view akin to "Rashomon" (1951 foreign-language film honorary award winner) and set to simmer.
From top: Russell Crowe, credit: Universal; Jesse Eisenberg, credit: Columbia Tristar.
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