The Interview

The Interview

Evan Goldberg (2014)

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Our Score
The release of this comedy was unique in irking both the North Korean leadership and the White House. Seth Rogen and James Franco play a TV news producer and a sleazy celebrity TV presenter, who plan an interview with Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) as a ratings booster. Unexpectedly, Kim is a huge fan of Franco's show, and the two bond. However, American security forces coerce the duo into attempting to assassinate the dictator with a poison handshake. There are some smart jabs lurking in the loose script of this spoof on popular culture and politics, which is naughty, dumb and patchily funny. While Franco chews the scenery, Rogen and Park display excellent comic timing.


The presenter of a lowbrow TV show and his producer plan a trip to North Korea after landing an exclusive interview with dictator Kim Jong-un. Before setting off, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate the politician - a task they are sorely underqualified to carry out. Controversial comedy, starring James Franco, Seth Rogen and Lizzy Caplan.

Cast & Crew

Dave Skylark James Franco
Aaron Rapaport Seth Rogen
Agent Lacey Lizzy Caplan
Kim Jong-un Randall Park
Sook Diana Bang
Malcolm Timothy Simons
Jake Anders Holm
General Jong Charles Chun
Director Evan Goldberg
Director Seth Rogen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 6 Feb 2015