Jesse Eisenberg was Oscar-nominated for his fast-talking turn as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network – a performance that persuaded the world to think of the Facebook supremo as a garrulous, injured soul. He is also the author of accomplished stage plays, short stories and pieces for the New Yorker. Now he makes his feature film debut as a writer-director with a sweet-natured and well acted movie about Ziggy (Finn Wolfhard), an insufferable and naive teenage boy in high school, who preens himself on all the followers he has for his livestreamed folk-rock songs, with titles such as Truth Aches. His equally insufferable but idealistic mother, Evelyn (Julianne Moore), kindly, if overbearingly, runs a shelter for abused women.
Secretly hurt at the way her son has moved away