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The Interview (2014)

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Dave Skylark and his 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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Jake
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General Jong
Don Chow ...
Two-Fingered Man
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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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Taglines:

Please do not believe these ignorant dishonorable Americans! (In Korean) See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,085,515, 2 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,105,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,342,632
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On December 10th, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan announced that the film would not be released in Japan, as live-action comedies do not often perform well in the market. In the Asia-Pacific region, the film would be released only in Australia and New Zealand. See more »

Goofs

There are several errors with the control room scenes both in North Korea, and in New York. Firstly Aaron seems to randomly jump in with camera cuts, even though he is a producer, and that is the job of the show's director, who in both locations is non-existent. Secondly, some of the graphics on the monitors appear to have no relation to the show, some look like open photo editors, and others have unidentifiable green charts on them that would be useless to anyone in the room. In addition, the graphics shown on these screens are several different varieties of "Skylark" different from the ones that the show used anywhere in the movie. The one set of screens that is accurate in the room is the screen displaying inputs, although the "titles I - IV" and "A" are all blank, color bars, or off the air. These screens are used to display the various camera angles from the studio, although there are no camera angles present anywhere on the screen. Which must mean Aaron memorized all of the cameras numbers and locations and is somehow constantly aware of what angles they have. Seven of the monitors show the same screen, and three of them are blocked by other monitors, rendering them partially useless. There is also no network clock in the room, which in reality would be used to start the broadcast correctly during its time slot. In North Korea, there is a joystick that Aaron uses to change the angles of the cameras, even though they are regular studio cameras that are controlled by the cameramen. When switching cameras in the North Korean studio, Sook seems to use a line of buttons with various camera numbers on them. However, again there are no monitors displaying these angles, and this process would actually be done using a switcher. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Zombie (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Yuna's Song
Written by Sujin Nam and Dan Sterling
Performed by Yuna Song
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Terrible, not funny - painful to watch, want money back
24 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

i really wanted to like this movie.

Not only because the trailer for this movie looked great, but also because of the sony hack from north Korea.

After all the publicity the movie got i thought jt was going to be funny and entertaining. So i rushed to youtube and paid $5.99 to watch this online.

Horrible movie. 0 % humour, story line is dumb, the acting is poor. In fact its one of the worst comedies I have ever seen. Wish I could get my money back. Watching this felt like pulling teeth.

Im at least glad i didn't go to the movies to see this. What a waste if time and hype.


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