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'The Social Network': Whose side are you on?

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Image credit: Merrick Morton


Part of the brilliance of The Social Network is that there’s no obvious character to root for in the film. Some people will come out of the movie sympathizing with Mark Zuckerberg (or at least the version of Mark Zuckerberg portrayed in the film), while others will despise him. So to finish up my interview with the cast members and their screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, I asked them where their allegiances lay now that they’ve seen the finished product. Their answers surprised me. (Particularly Justin Timberlake’s: Though the PR people surrounding us halted the interview before he could respond, he told me after the cameras stopped rolling that he felt bad for, of all people, Eduardo’s girlfriend, played by Brenda Song.) Take a look at their responses below. And if you’ve seen The Social Network, tell me: Whose side are you on?