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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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  • 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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  • December 24, 2014 sandpiper
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    I just want to say a very sarcastic Thank You to "Carmike 10" Cinemas for NOT showing either of the two most eagerly (since July for one!) anticipated films this year! Merry Christmas to all of you CEOs/executives who have ruined the "finale" of this year for me and my family! And from what I'm hearing and reading ~ a whole lotta folks are NOT happy with this crappy and unorganized roll-out. Our "Carmike 10" so-called theater, isn't showing "Into the Woods" OR "The Interview"!! Wilson, NC (a small city of 50,000) deserves so much better! At one time we had 4 - 5 separate theaters here ~ with a wide variety of movies. Sadly, when this Behemoth came - it shut all the others down. Raised ticket and food prices and has less variety (one film is in 2 of their spots) - one 3D, one not. Whoopie! Who made that brilliant decision??! Happy New Year Crappy Cinema! ~~

  • December 20, 2014 Vickey
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'The Interview' Unscripted: Seth Rogen and James Franco (VIDEO)

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Moviefone Staff on Dec 24th, 2014 12:30PM

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 Jun 12th, 2014 3:00PM

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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