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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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A journalist and a starlet take on media, truth and celebrity. 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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Box Office

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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First film directed by Steve Buscemi that doesn't feature actors Mark Boone Junior and Seymour Cassel. See more »

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In the last scene, when the camera turns, Katya doesn't wear the cardigan she just had on. See more »

Quotes

Katya: [answering his question] What makes a man attractive? A scar.
Pierre Peders: Why?
Katya: Because... most women have one too.
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References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

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Can't Call It
Written by J. Abdulraheem, T. Graham (BMI), J. Chavez (BMI)
Performed by Big Twins
Produced by Sid Roams
Courtesy of Dirt Class Records
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Interview
12 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie was originally made in Netherlands (2002) by a Dutch Director Theo Van Gogh. As I am staying in Amsterdam, that know-how interested me and on top of that I have a liking for Steve Buscemi (obviously after seeing Fargo).

This is a story of a political journalist Pierre Peters (Steve) who is given a job to interview a B-grade movie celebrity Katya (Sienna Millers). They meet each other at a restaurant, dislike each other instantly, part their ways and immediately bump into each other again to land up in Katya's spacious flat. The remaining story unfolds with each of them trying to outsmart the other by being witty. There is a final twist in the movie that makes the viewers satisfy.

Both the characters are complex, especially of Katya – and I should say that even though Sienna Millers has tried her best and acted well too, still her character remains un-defined and shallow. This is the major slack in the scripting. Steve is wonderful and decent in this role. This is a special kind of cinema – mostly experimental – where the camera revolves around two characters in a room. But obviously Steve would have found the original movie so inspirational that he took the challenge to Amercianise it – with him on the driving seat as Director and Lead Actor.

Good movie, especially if you are of a kind you are a risk-taking movie goer, and open to different kind and genre of cinema.

(Stars: 6.5 out of 10)


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