Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Interview

If you like teen/frat-boy humor, you’ll thoroughly enjoy The Interview.

And, having been both a teen and, for a while, a frat-boy, I found it, for the most part, hilarious.

Story Writers/Directors/Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, along with Screen Writer Dan Sterling, have created an outlandish film that lives up to the international uproar it has caused.

Rogen and James Franco are at their best as the Producer and TV Host, who are invited to interview Dictator Kim Jong-un, and Lizzy Caplan as the CIA Chief and Diana Bang as North Korea’s PR Spokesperson are excellent in the key female roles.

I feel that, if the production team had channeled their inner Mike Myers for a more Austin Powersish approach to the end battles, even little Kim might have gotten a kick out of this satire on him.  Or, maybe not.

In any case, if you’re not worried about your theater being attacked and aren’t too squeamish, I think you’ll have a lot of fun watching The Interview and getting to know the ballsy independent theater in your area.  I’m sure it usually has a lot of other good fare you may be missing by just going to the major theaters.

I give The Interview a 4 out of 5.

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