The Interview

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Unfortunately overshadowed by controversy (and under-screened as a result), The Interview's screenplay offers middling laughs bolstered by its two likable leads.

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Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) are the team behind the popular tabloid-TV show "Skylark Tonight." After learning that North Korea's Kim Jong Un (Randall Park) is a huge fan of the show, they successfully set up an interview with him, hoping to legitimize themselves as actual journalists. However, as Dave and Aaron prepare for their journey to Pyongyang, the CIA steps in, recruits them, and assigns them an incredible mission: Assassinate the dictator.

Cast & Crew

James Franco
Dave Skylark
Seth Rogen
Aaron Rapaport
Lizzy Caplan
Agent Lacey
Randall Park
Kim Jong Un
James Yi
Officer Koh
Paul Bae
Officer Yu
Dan Sterling
Screenwriter
Dan Sterling
Executive Producer
Kyle Hunter
Executive Producer
Ariel Shaffir
Executive Producer
James Franco
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Interview

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Audience Reviews for The Interview

  • Mar 23, 2017
    All on all a decent little comedy about a vainglorious celebrity hack getting the chance to interview a similarly vainglorious North Korean dictator. Filled with loads of little puns and jokes the main theme revolves around the human tendency to lie to get what they want, herein called honeypotting. This one is actually better than you might've been lead to believe.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2017
    The great scandal movie mocking North Korea and its leaders (but also media and the US quite a bit, too) is actually rather harmless. Sure, there is plenty of humor below the belt, as expected from the people involved and even a little bit of gore and violence in the end. But overall, no regimes will fall or wars will start over it. There are some genuinely funny parts, others are just silly and pointless. It's entertaining while missing out on hitting some really important points home.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2015
    It's just a nothing film. It's too nothing to even dislike.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2015
    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg conjure up the ring from Mordor with The Interview. Well, not really. Launching in at 105 minutes, the film's story manages to gain some traction thanks to its concept. Yes, there are politics at play, but at the end of the day, this picture is a senseless comedy. The story meanders in the middle, probably making it longer than it really needs to be; however, finding out how the final act plays out makes this film watchable from start to finish. There aren't much laughs to be had with the over the top, offensive, and highly sexual humor. The violence is wacky and bloody. This further proves that this film isn't meant to be taken seriously. James Franco and Seth Rogen lead as they're supposed to. Randall Park steps in for a few good moments. Lizzy Caplan and Diana Bang get it done as the pretty faces in the crowd. The Interview has no shocks and surprises. It is what it is.
    JY S Super Reviewer

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