Facebook Loses a Friend in Our Exclusive Clip From ‘The Social Network’

Has Hollywood’s vaunted awards season ended before it began? It sure looks that way, given the praise that’s being heaped upon The Social Network. David Fincher’s take on Facebook and its controversial founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has emerged as the consensus top-rated film of the year, boasting a rare 100% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. (It should be noted, however, that Armond White has yet to post his review.) To get a taste of what the buzz is about, check out our exclusive clip from the film, featuring Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg and Andrew Garfield, the heir to Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man mantle, as Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin:

The Social Network also stars Justin Timberlake and Rooney Mara, and is written by Aaron Sorkin. It opens everywhere this Friday, October 1, 2010.