Review | The Interview

Review 2014 by RD Clark


The Interview

Written by: Dan Sterling

Directed by: Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang

Full Cast and crew are here

Rated R
Running time: 122 Mins

When a talk show host and his producer/buddy find that the leader of North Korea is a fan and wants them to interview him, they are thrilled. Until the CIA recruits them to, “take him out.”

This is the kind of goofy comedy we expect from Rogen and Franco, even with the serious overtones that creep in. I am really surprised at the hoopla this film generated; it’s really not any worse than, say, Team America. It builds up really well, but falls apart a bit in the last act; the interview itself could have been better Expect there to be a slew of copycats..

I’ll give it a mild recommendation; stream it for the $6.00 or so and throw a party to get your full value. Some beer and other recreational enhancements will help. No post scene credits.

Flytrap rating: 6.5 /10

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