6.6/10
277,842
856 user 300 critic

The Interview (2014)

Trailer
2:28 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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 Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

Writers:

Dan Sterling (screenplay), Seth Rogen (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
2,470 ( 67)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

6 Los Angeles celebrities are stuck in James Franco's house after a series of devastating events just destroyed the city. Inside, the group not only will have to face with the apocalypse, but with themselves.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole
Neighbors I (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube
Superbad (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
Ted (2012)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane
Knocked Up (2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

For fun-loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one-night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant with his child.

Director: Judd Apatow
Stars: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd
Ted 2 (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried
Step Brothers (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell
The Night Before II (2015)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

Director: Jonathan Levine
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Jillian Bell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Dave Skylark
Seth Rogen ... Aaron Rapaport
Lizzy Caplan ... Agent Lacey
Randall Park ... President Kim
Diana Bang ... Sook
Timothy Simons ... Malcolm
Reese Alexander ... Agent Botwin
James Yi ... Officer Koh
Paul Bae Paul Bae ... Officer Yu
Geoff Gustafson ... Cole
Dominique Lalonde ... Jackie
Anesha Bailey ... Janet
Anders Holm ... Jake
Charles Rahi Chun ... General Jong
Don Chow Don Chow ... Two-Fingered Man
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, crude and sexual humor, nudity, some drug use and bloody violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

24 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'interview qui tue! See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A group of political activists in South Korea, reportedly planned to purchase one hundred thousand copies of The Interview (2014) (with Korean subtitles) and drop DVDs and U.S.B. sticks containing the film, with balloons over North Korea. It is illegal to watch this film (and other foreign media, except from China and Vietnam) in North Korea, but a black market exists, and many citizens have private access to DVD players and other media. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of Skylark's interview with Kim Jong Un, Aaron and Sook leave the control room. However, preceding shots which are shown of the broadcast show a live switching of cameras, an impossible action which would be done by a technical director in the now empty control room. 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...
See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits feature the following disclaimer:

"This is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents and locations portrayed and the names herein are fictitious, and any similarity to or identification with the location, name, character or history of any person, product or entity is entirely coincidental and unintentional."

However, the movie very intentionally portrays North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, along with many other real-life persons, products and entities. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #8.10 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Pay Day (May Day Remix)
Written by Yoonmirae, Tiger Jk (as Tiger JK), Jaesun Park and Double Dragon
Performed by Yoonmirae, Tiger Jk (as Tiger JK) and Ann One
Courtesy of Feel Ghood Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Ruddy bloody excellent
22 December 2014 | by caborn12See all my reviews

Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Chaucer - those are just some of the people who are left scrambling around on their backsides in the dust trail left behind by this film. I could attempt to rave further about it, but is simply hard to express to fellow mere mortals how sumptuous this film truly is. The film follows an overweight chap with pubic hair on his head and James Franco (that bloke you thought you recognised from that Wizard of Oz reboot thing a couple of years ago) as they, just a couple of pesky ne'er-do-wells, are tasked by the American version of MI6 to kill the leader of North Korea. Magnificent (and, to some undoubtedly, slightly erotic) joyous action ensues. I shall avoid spoilers but rest assured, the ending rivals that of Romeo and Juliet. I notice the inferior Shakespeare has had his work translated into pretty much every language on earth. I await the North Korean version with trouser-tingling anticipation.


296 of 598 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 856 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed