The Interview movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This comedy-action movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco is surprisingly appealing, entertaining and fun! The Interview is one of those movies you can’t have high expectations with, but it ends up being nearly-great.


Dave and his producer Aaron run a popular late-night show and receive an opportunity to interview Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea. However, the CIA decide to take advantage of the chance and task them to assassinate him.

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Movie details

Director: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons, Reese Alexander
Writer: Dan Sterling
Release Date (Australia): 22 January 2015
Runtime: 112 minutes/1h 52m
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English, Korean

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film includes themes of crude humour, assassination and betrayal and features multiple action sequences.

Violence (MA15+)

The film features scenes of strong bloody violence, including depictions of people being shot and men biting each other’s fingers off. These scenes are accompanied by large sprays of blood.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film features frequent use of the word “f**k” and uses of words such as “c**ksucker”, “s**t”, “d**k”, “bitch” and “c**t”.

Drug Use (M)

The film includes the use of ecstasy.

Nudity (M)

The film contains brief female breasts nudity.

Sex (MA15+)

The film contains a depiction of a man and woman having sex and frequent strong crude sex references throughout.

mpaa rating

R (for pervasive language, crude and sexual humor, nudity, some drug use and bloody violence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This political satire with a hilarious duo by Seth Rogen and James Franco will likely reach controversy, but it’s a splendid surprise. The Interview is an appealing comedy packed with adventurous action sequences that’s directed by both Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Rogen being one of the film’s hilarious stars along with James Franco. And this film will honestly astonish you if you have the worst expectations.

The merging of these two fine actors eventually results in a delightful duo we quite infrequently see in entertaining action-comedies, but they’re often forgettable whilst being extremely fun. The satirical plot centres on these guys as people who run a well-known late-night show when they receive the chance to interview the Supreme Leader of North Korea, but the CIA wants them to assassinate the seemingly-nice man.

This film is a lot better than it sounds and offers amusing entertainment for fans of satires. At times, it’s also shockingly bloody and offers a chucklesome set of laughs. In the end, going into it with low expectations will usually end up with impressive scores. Although it’s actually quite engaging and makes a decent watch, there’s nothing about it that’s meant to be serious and some sequences lack energy.

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