INTERVIEW Add To My Top 10

Ultimately Unappealing

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Release Date: July 13, 2007

Starring: Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 83 minutes

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Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and Marcia Bloom
Co-Presidents
Sony Pictures Classics
(Sony Pictures Entertainment)
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New York, NY 10022
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Content:

(PaPa, Ho, LLL, V, SS, A, DD, MM) Mostly pagan worldview about a strange encounter between a reporter and a beautiful female pop icon, plus brief homosexual reference when two women kiss; about 34 obscenities, three strong profanities and 11 light profanities; fighting, man’s head injured during car accident, man describes violent incident during war, and man describes another death in his past; sexual references include two women kiss and passionate kissing between unmarried older man and young woman; no nudity; alcohol use; smoking and cocaine use; and, lying, man secretly spies on woman’s personal computer files, people argue, and people have disdain toward one another at various moments.

Summary:

NTERVIEW is an American remake of a Dutch movie by murdered filmmaker, Theo Van Gogh, about a reporter’s strange, tumultuous encounter with a beautiful female pop icon. Despite some interesting aspects, INTERVIEW is an unappealing movie about two unappealing characters and contains very strong foul language and silly sexual content.

Review:

INTERVIEW is an American remake of a Dutch movie by a filmmaker, Theo Van Gogh, who was murdered by Muslim extremists. The movie harks back to a theater trend from the 1950s where playwrights would put characters into conflict and, by the end of the play, some startling dark secrets would be revealed. The style was silly back then and it’s still silly now.

Actor Steve Buscemi, who also directed, stars as Pierre, a political reporter who’s upset about being asked to do a celebrity interview of a beautiful but shallow pop icon named Katya. Pierre becomes even more upset when the apparently conceited Katya arrives late for the interview at a restaurant.

After briefly trading insults, Pierre and Katya part ways, but an accident on the street results in Katya inviting Pierre up to her apartment to take care of a head wound. There, Pierre discovers there’s more than meets the eye to Katya. And, Katya discovers some secrets about Pierre’s past and present.

Neither of these characters is particularly appealing. Also, their encounter is not very believable or focused, despite some good acting and interesting themes about fame, celebrity and personal integrity. Finally, the script contains some very strong foul language and silly sexual content that only display the pagan self-absorption of filmmakers who do forgettable projects like this one. Only a few moviegoers in large metropolitan areas will want to see this INTERVIEW.

In Brief:

INTERVIEW is an American remake of a Dutch movie by a filmmaker, Theo Van Gogh, who was murdered by Muslim extremists. Actor Steve Buscemi, who also directed, stars as Pierre, a political reporter who’s upset about being asked to do a fluffy celebrity interview of a beautiful but shallow pop icon named Katya. Pierre becomes more upset when the apparently conceited Katya arrives late for the interview at a restaurant. After trading insults, Pierre and Katya part ways, but an accident on the street results in Katya inviting Pierre up to her apartment to take care of a head wound. There, Pierre discovers there’s more than meets the eye to Katya. And, Katya discovers some secrets about Pierre’s past and present.

Neither of these characters is appealing. Also, their encounter is not very believable or focused, despite some good acting and interesting themes about fame, celebrity and personal integrity. Finally, the script contains very strong foul language and silly sexual content that only display the pagan self-absorption of filmmakers who do forgettable projects like this one. Only a few moviegoers in large metropolitan areas will want to see this INTERVIEW.