Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Jong-Un Kim, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.
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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
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg researched meticulously, by reading non-fiction books and watching video footage about North Korea. The script was later reviewed by an employee in the State Department. See more »
The area around Dandong in China, where Rapoport goes to meet Sook, is depicted as wild and underdeveloped. This is inaccurate. Dandong sits on the Yalu River delta and is a modern city with an airport and a rail link to Beijing and into North Korea. See more »
[singing in Korean]
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 ...
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The movie opens with the Columbia Pictures logo used until 1976. See more »
Just finished watching it at seetheinterview.com. I would rather have gone to a theater, but the nearest ones showing it were an hour away.
This type of movie isn't one I normally spend money on, but I figured I should do my patriotic duty and see it.
Parts had me laughing out loud, while other parts were boring as hell. Seth Rogan played the straight man, and wasn't particularly entertaining. Nor was the guy who played Kim Jong-Un. James Franco's portrayal as host of a TMZ-style gossip show was a little too over-the-top for me, but he was the most entertaining person in the movie.
I feel it's safe to predict no Academy Awards for this one, nor the downfall of the North Korean government because of the movie.
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