DVD: The Social Network, For retail & rental (Sony)

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The Independent Culture

The true-ish story of some nerdy students who fall out over the website they're setting up, The Social Network should, by rights, be a minor indie drama, but instead it's a thrilling, touching, witty triumph – and the film to beat at this year's Oscars.

Aaron Sorkin's screenplay does a remarkable job of boiling down a byzantine legal dispute into a clash of personalities, and David Fincher's direction keeps things zipping along.

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