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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: James Franco , Seth Rogen , Lizzy Caplan , Randall Park , Diana Bang , Timothy Simons , James Yi , Paul Bae

Directors: Seth Rogen , Evan Goldberg

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

The Interview (2014)

Release Date: December 25th, 2014|1 hr. 51 min.

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fan reviews ( 19 )
  • It's stupid. It's in bad taste. It impossible. I know all that. Look, Quentin Tarantino killed Hitler in "Inglourious Basterds" and the neo-Nazis stayed quiet. It's a farce, people. show more

  • No matter what you think of dumb comedies, The Interview, thanks allegedly to Kim, has gone from disposable to indispensible cinema. It’s a must-see movie in the context of what has happened, and will spark a discussion of, in comedy, how far is too far? show more

  • Considering the controversy and chaos Sony Pictures Studios is undergoing because of it, The Interview fails to live up to the hype, floundering as a rowdy comedy as it grows duller by the minute. show more

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  • January 12, 2015 steven.weil
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    I liked it. a lot of funny material. Seth Rogen and James Franco did great job. Controversial and tough theme. A lot of good subplots. 8 or 9 out of 10 for me! Steven J Weil

  • January 04, 2015 divedr
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    Maybe the worst film I ever watched all the way through. Humor seems to try to come from the stupidity, but fails even at that. Film fans should have threatened to bomb theatres. Glad I did not pay theatre prices to see it.

  • January 03, 2015 OSAN711
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    I can not believe that north Korea's DICK-tator would be so upset with this movie..........it is a movie meant to make you laugh and be entertained by........all of which it did ........no it will not win an Oscar but it should just out of spite..........worth seeing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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'The Interview' Unscripted: Seth Rogen and James Franco (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on December 24, 2014

With "The Interview" finally heading to theaters, there's no better time to introduce Seth Rogen and James Franco's episode of Unscripted to the world. In this installment, Rogen and Franco di...

'The Interview' Trailer: James Franco & Seth Rogen Are Horrible Assassins (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on June 12, 2014

The plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un involves booze, dancing, and a cute puppy in "The Interview," the latest big-screen pairing of Seth Rogen and James Franco. In the first teaser trailer for the h...

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