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 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 ... 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>

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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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Trivia

Actress Tara Elders worked previously with Theo van Gogh (whose film this is a remake of) various times. However, she wasn't in the original Theo van Gogh film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Pierre Peders: I don't fuck celebrities.
Katya: Well, I don't fuck nobodies.
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Soundtracks

Bright Black Eyes
Words and Music by John William Grant
Performed by The Czars
Published by Bella Union Music/Bug Music
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A fun little movie
31 January 2007 | by McGonigleSee all my reviews

The premise here is that Steve Buscemi is a washed-up political reporter who is assigned to interview a tabloid-fodder actress known for her direct-to-video horror movie sequels (played by Sienna Miller). Neither one of them wants to do the interview but they wind up spending the entire evening together and (maybe) revealing a bit of the real person behind their defenses. The whole thing is a little contrived -- it's the sort of piece where both characters spend the first half complaining about how much they dislike the other, but neither one is willing to leave or ask the other to -- but the snappy patter and excellent performances sucked me in and I happily went along for the ride. Of course Buscemi is great, but Miller was surprisingly good as well, digging into the part of a sex symbol who isn't taken seriously with a lot of enthusiasm and self-confidence.


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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 USA:

$41,016, 15 July 2007

Gross USA:

$416,951

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,469,644
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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