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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pierre Peders
... Katya
... Robert Peders
... Maggie
David Schechter ... Maitre'd
... Waitress
... Woman at Restaurant
... Man at Restaurant
Jackson Loo ... Fan at Restaurant
... Cab Driver (as muMs)
Doc Dougherty ... Truck Driver
... Commentator
... Hunky Actor
Danny Schechter ... Political Pundit
... 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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Everything you say can and will be used against you See more »

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

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10 May 2007 (Netherlands)  »

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Untitled Steve Buscemi Project  »

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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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Trivia

First film directed by Steve Buscemi that doesn't feature actors Mark Boone Junior and Seymour Cassel. See more »

Goofs

Right before Pierre asks to use Katya's bathroom, she jumps onto her couch and then fixes her right shoulder strap on the top she is wearing. In the next few scenes, the strap alternates positions. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in 5 jaar later: Episode #1.3 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

0157:H7 (Spy Song)
Written by Lucian Buscemi
Performed by Fiasco
Courtesy of Beautiful Records
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A fun little movie
31 January 2007 | by See 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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