The Interview

The Interview

Steve Buscemi (2014)

112min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Steve Buscemi co-writes, directs and stars in this claustrophobic character study about two people with "trust" issues - a remake of the 2003 Dutch movie by the late Theo Van Gogh. Buscemi plays a jaded war journalist who is assigned an interview with a flaky soap star (Sienna Miller). He's initially unenthusiastic and struggles to get any sense out of her, but when alcohol and drugs are thrown into the mix, secrets are soon spilled that threaten to end both their careers. It's a stagey set-up that relies heavily on a series of contrivances, but the interplay between the actors is compelling. Both the characters are practised in the art of manipulation and it makes for an intriguing power struggle. It's just a shame that Buscemi opts for a gimmicky twist that's easy to see coming and adds nothing to the story. Still, if you can check your disbelief at the door, this drama will leave you with something to talk about.

Summary

Steve Buscemi stars as a toughened war correspondent who is infuriated when his boss sends him to interview a self-obsessed soap star (Sienna Miller), rather than cover an emerging scandal involving the White House. However, the duo end up at the actresses apartment, where an excessive consumption of drugs and alcohol leads to secrets being spilled. Buscemi also directed this remake of Theo Van Gogh's Dutch drama.

Cast & Crew

Pierre Peders Steve Buscemi
Katya Sienna Miller
Maggie Tara Elders
Waitress Molly Griffith
Director Steve Buscemi

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Violence, swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 6 Feb 2015
Drama Comedy