Movie Review ‘The Interview’

My husband said “All the reviews of this movie made me think it would suck but it was totally awesome”.


Matt was skeptical when it came to purchasing ‘The Interview’ online, but I really wanted to see it- and see the reason for all of the commotion. He was ‘laughin’ his ass off at the movie’ and so was I.  It was truly hilarious, even though in my opinion my Chazz dog was even cuter than the dog that James Franco had in the movie.
The whole movie is based around a celebrity gossip show that James Franco hosts, a show that interviews celebrities with their fashion “oops, watch Miley Cyrus’ camel toe, or Enienem stating that he’s gay, live on air only on James Franco’s show.   Seth Rogan acts as the producer on the show Franco hosts,  Seth travels with Franco to North Korea to interview Kim Jong Un.  The interactions between the two are hilarious, yet kept me on the edge of my seat with worry the entire time. ‘Will he do this?’, or ‘what happens if James’ character does that?’ I interrupted so much that my husband had to say, ‘shh, that’s why we’re watching to find out.’  There is a lot of manipulation of different characters in this movie to elicit the desired outcomes, and the movie concludes with a positive outcome.  This review will be kept short to prevent the ins and outs of the movie from being revealed, because it is of our opinion that this movie should be seen and shown in theaters nationwide.  Mr. Obama, you were correct in being disappointed in Sony’s decision to cease from premiering this movie.  This movie is an example of freedom of speech.  The reviews of this movie state that it doesn’t “live up to all the hype,” is basically true because it is not really a controversial movie, just something that the North Koreans should laugh about, as opposed to being insulted.
I was rolling on the floor laughing about one story point, where James Franco receives a puppy as a gift from Kim Jong Un, Franco comments about “taking the dog to America, a country where they don’t eat dogs”.

My husband loves TV shows like ‘Family Guy’ and other slapstick comedies and he says this deserves a 5 out of 5 star rating.  Even I was rolling on the floor with laughter and would give the movie 4 1/2 stars out of 5, and I am not easily swayed from  my rom/com taste in movies.  The movie had not much violence or sexual content (which is good because that stuff really turns me off to a movie) and is not crude or raunchy.

About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and working part-time at a library
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