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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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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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From the Western Capitalist Pigs Who Brought You "Bad Neighbors" and "This Is the End" 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:

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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 23, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and Sony Pictures confirmed that they will be releasing the movie on Christmas day as planned, threats or no threats. See more »

Goofs

It would not be possible for the escaping Americans to reach the coast as quickly and easily as depicted in the movie. Pyongyang is 50 kilometers from the Yellow Sea. Kim's compound is depicted as being close to Pyongyang, but because it is in the mountains it must be further inland. It would be almost impossible for them and the Seals to reach the coast without crossing open country, as the coastal strip in North Korea is highly cultivated and cleared of trees, and Pyongyang is surrounded by the flood plain of the Taedong River. In the movie, by contrast, the Zodiac is only a relatively short walk away, and not even Rapoport seems fatigued. 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

At the end of the credits there is a picture of the dog Skylark is given by Kim Jong-un, dedicated to the dog he had a kid. See more »


Soundtracks

Firework
Written by Katy Perry, Ester Dean (as Esther Dean), Mikkel S. Eriksen (as Mikkel Eriksen), T.E. Hermansen (as Tor Hermansen) and Sandy Wilhelm
Performed by Katy Perry
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Why is this movie getting high ratings?
24 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Honestly I was very interested in watching this movie when I saw the trailer however almost 45 min into it I hadn't even cracked a smile. I expected a lot more from this film, especially being a big fan of seth and franco. This movie has a few puns here an there but overall a terrible movie, expect garbage. If it hadn't been for all the controversy surrounded around it I'm sure it would've gotten mediocre reviews all around. I honestly don't understand the 9+ stars from some reviewers, it's satire but not comedically well written in any sense. Save yourself the trouble, don't bother watching it. Seth and Franco gave a good performance but the movie had a lame plot and subpar lines.


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