There’s something about a James Franco and Seth Rogen pairing that is unlike anything that I have ever experienced. I literally typed in Seth’s name into google to find the correct spelling and James’s name appeared next to it. They have this unmatched chemistry which is hard to find between two lead actors.
We are taken on another humour filled journey with these two in the interview. James is the interviewer at a celebrity tabloid station and Seth is his producer / Sam Gamgee to his Frodo Baggins (LOTR references, there are a lot of these in the movie so get familiar if you aren’t).
Seth is becoming disgruntled with the lack of substance and importance of the interviews that they broadcast. James, suggests that they interview North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. After successfully landing an interview with him as he is secretly a fan of the show, the CIA uses the two to aid in the execution of the dictator who has threatened to send missiles to the US.
To be honest, I thought it was all made up stuff until that whole scandal with Sony occurred (I am not a member of the US so please forgive me). It was refreshing that the two created a movie based on actual events but with a docile approach to war and disagreements. The movie probed into the human nature of corrupted people, which makes us realize that they are just like us, sometimes events in life just molds us into something cruel. Kudos to the duo for using another approach to deal with war as well. In an action film, there would have been no other alternative but brutal killing. However, using comedy, they were able to show that everyone is the same and it’s always best to avoid war.
Throw in a puppy that was cuter than life itself and this was one of the best comedies I’ve seen in a while. It’s rare to find gems like these where humour doesn’t come across as trying too hard to be funny.
Summary: Must commend these guys for pulling off a ridiculous movie that still managed to keep me engrossed till the end.