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The Interview

Our reviewer says: "a really good inappropriate buddy"

If you loved the other two films in the Seth Rogen/James Franco canon — Pineapple Express and This Is the End — and are a fan of quality fart/dick/vagina jokes, this film is for you, regardless of the geopolitical drama and "terrorist" threats surrounding its release. The film, directed by Rogen and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg, depicts the attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (wonderfully played by Randall Park) by bumbling entertainment journalist Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer (Rogen).

The film falls back on some gags we've seen before, but there's plenty of original and surprisingly funny material here as well. And while the ensemble is great, nobody plays the role of handsome-but-moronic man-child better than Franco; his Dave Skylark is the star here. This film isn't a historically important piece of political satire (although some will try to paint it as such). But it is a really good inappropriate buddy comedy from two giants of the genre.

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