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The Interview (II) (2014)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  24 December 2014 (USA)
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Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight." When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

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General Jong
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Storyline

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Their trip to North Korea just went south. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated R for pervasive language, crude and sexual humor, nudity, some drug use and bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una loca entrevista  »

Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,085,515 (USA) (2 January 2015)

Gross:

$6,105,175 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Trivia

On December 19th 2014, the FBI officially named the North Korean government as being responsible for the SONY hack a few weeks earlier. See more »

Goofs

The Koreans watching the interview in North Korea would not be able to understand what is going on since it is very likely they cannot speak English and there are no subtitles. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Korean Girl: [singing] Our Beloved Leader is wise. He is gentle, kind and strong. We wish him joy. We wish him peace. We wish him love. And the one thing in our time, we wish more than this is for the United States to explode in a ball of fiery hell. May they be forced to starve and beg, and be ravaged by disease. May they be helpless, poor and sad and cold! They are arrogant and fat. They are stupid and they're evil. May they drown in their own blood and feces. Die America, die. Oh please won't...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits feature the following disclaimer:

"This is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents and locations portrayed and the names herein are fictitious, and any similarity to or identification with the location, name, character or history of any person, product or entity is entirely coincidental and unintentional."

However, the movie very intentionally portrays North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, along with many other real-life persons, products and entities. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Very SpaghettiBicycle Christmas Collab (2014) See more »

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Pay Day (May Day Remix)
Written by Yoonmirae, Tiger Jk (as Tiger JK), Jaesun Park and Double Dragon
Performed by Yoonmirae, Tiger Jk (as Tiger JK) and Ann One
Courtesy of Feel Ghood Music
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Time totally wasted
24 December 2014 | by (Bradford, ONT) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough(?), to see to this film and was glad that I didn't have to pay for it. Anyone that writes a review that is "great, awesome, amazing", was either paid to say it or didn't see it. This had to be the biggest PR stunt in history for the movie to get as much hype as it has over the past few weeks. Even Howard Stern said "these guys couldn't buy this much press for this film". Good thing it did, because Sony must have cut all funding for the advertising as it is a piece of crap.

This might be one of the biggest flops this side of Istar, which I did not see, but still had as much hype attached to it as this film does (did). Don't get sucked into the hype machine this film isn't worth it unless you find Rogen and Franco funny for some reason. I kinda' laughed one time, but can't remember at what now as the movie was that bad.

Do yourself a favor, wait until someone you know pays to download the movie and loan it to you as you will still feel ripped off after having spent nearly 2 hours wondering what all the hype was about. And you know that the studios and the actors are going to read these and say the "reviews were great", but this one isn't as the movie itself sucked. Hope Sony makes some of the money back they paid for this piece of crap, betting they won't be making anymore movies with these guys again. As for spoiler alerts? The only alert here will be that it spoils 2 hours that you will never get back.

Sorry I saw it.. Couldn't give it a zero, too bad because one is too much.


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