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Interview (2007)

After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress.

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Storyline

Everyone wants a piece of a celebrity. Pierre is a political reporter, assigned to write a fluff piece on Katya, a blond who acts in slasher movies and a Fox show about single girls in the city. The interview, at a restaurant, goes badly: she's late, he's unprepared and rude. After leaving, he bangs his head in a fender bender and she takes him to her loft to clean the wound. Lubricated by alcohol and competitive natures, the interview resumes. She takes phone calls from her fiancé, Pierre reads her diary on her computer. They discuss wounds, he expresses concern, father-daughter feelings arise. Out come camcorders to tape their darkest secrets. Is friendship or more in the offing? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Everything you say can and will be used against you See more »

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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10 May 2007 (Netherlands)  »

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Untitled Steve Buscemi Project  »

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Opening Weekend:

€16,833 (Netherlands), 13 May 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,016, 13 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$416,417, 21 October 2007
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Cinematographer Thomas Kist, who shot this film, also shot the original Theo van Gogh film. See more »

Goofs

Right before Pierre asks to use Katya's bathroom, she jumps onto her couch and then fixes her right shoulder strap on the top she is wearing. In the next few scenes, the strap alternates positions. See more »

Quotes

Pierre Peders: [she's laughing uncontrollably] What the hell is wrong with you? You on drugs or something?
Katya: You have to feel sorry for me. I mean, I probably have silicone for brains.
Pierre Peders: Yeah.
Katya: You know that bastard of a surgeon must have transferred some in there from my tits.
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References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

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Written by J. Chavez (BMI), T. Graham (BMI)
Produced by Sid Roams
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It's good but...
3 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

It felt like it was half finished. I expect Buscemi was meant to be the villain of the piece but I ended up feeling far more sympathy for his character than I did for Sienna Miller's protagonist.

Maybe that was intentional but it left me feeling less than satisfied with the ending and at a running time of under 80 minutes, it felt like there could have been a lot more to the story. While I can appreciate films which leave you to fill in the blanks as you see fit - such as the otherwise completely dissimilar "The World According to Garp" - this film felt like it could have benefited from another half hour of story. Perhaps redemption of either character or revenge for/reversal of the trick Miller's character pulls on Buscemi's.

That said it was extremely well written and directed and the performances by both leads were pretty exceptional, hence a high score, but for the dissatisfaction I felt with the ending it would have been an 8 or even 9 out of 10 for me.


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