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Interview (2007)

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

Director:

Steve Buscemi

Writers:

David Schechter, Theo van Gogh (based on the film by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Pierre Peders
Sienna Miller ... Katya
Michael Buscemi ... Robert Peders
Tara Elders ... Maggie
David Schechter David Schechter ... Maitre'd
Molly Griffith ... Waitress
Elizabeth Bracco ... Woman at Restaurant
James Villemaire ... Man at Restaurant
Jackson Loo Jackson Loo ... Fan at Restaurant
Craig muMs Grant ... Cab Driver (as muMs)
Doc Dougherty Doc Dougherty ... Truck Driver
Donna Hanover ... Commentator
Wayne Wilcox ... Hunky Actor
Danny Schechter Danny Schechter ... Political Pundit
Philippe Vonlanthen ... Autograph Seeker #1
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A journalist and a starlet take on media, truth and celebrity. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Steve Buscemi Project See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The main characters are named Pierre (Steve Buscemi) and Katya (Sienna Miller). In the original Dutch movie on which this remake was based, the main characters were also named Pierre and Katja, named after the actors portraying them (Pierre Bokma and Katja Schuurman respectively). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, as Pierre leaves the hospital to meet with Katya he calls a cab. His shirt is out and over his trousers. But at the hospital it is tucked in. And at the restaurant it is again tucked in. As Pierre leaves the loft his shirt is out of his pants as it it should be. See more »

Quotes

Pierre Peders: [to Katya] You are beautiful.
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Connections

References 20/20 (1978) See more »

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Written and Performed by Marvin Pontiac
Courtesy of Strange & Beautiful Music
Published by Lagarto Productions, Inc. ASCAP
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good sparring between two good actors
26 August 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Remake of Theo Van Gogh's film of the same name. This is the story of a self important reporter forced to do a celebrity interview with an actress "best known for who she sleeps with".

Good but far from deep-despite what the film thinks-sparring between characters is an amusing if at sometimes uncomfortable 85 minutes. The joy here is watching the actors do what the do best. The real joy here is watching Sienna Miller who proves she really can act. After a few borderline roles and a cringe inducing performance (at least in the trailer) in Stardust she proves that she is oh so much better than we are giving her credit for (clearly she really isn't just an actress best known for insulting cities and whom she sleeps with).

If there is any flaws its a couple of odd twists that seem to occur just to have something dramatic happen and to prove what bad people the characters are. Its a minor flaw.

Is it worth seeing? Yes. But I don't know if it really needs to be seen on the big screen


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