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Interview (2007)

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After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress.

Director:

Steve Buscemi

Writers:

David Schechter, Theo van Gogh (based on the film by) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Pierre Peders
Sienna Miller ... Katya
Michael Buscemi ... Robert Peders
Tara Elders ... Maggie
David Schechter David Schechter ... Maitre'd
Molly Griffith ... Waitress
Elizabeth Bracco ... Woman at Restaurant
James Villemaire ... Man at Restaurant
Jackson Loo Jackson Loo ... Fan at Restaurant
Craig muMs Grant ... Cab Driver (as muMs)
Doc Dougherty Doc Dougherty ... Truck Driver
Donna Hanover ... Commentator
Wayne Wilcox ... Hunky Actor
Danny Schechter Danny Schechter ... Political Pundit
Philippe Vonlanthen ... Autograph Seeker #1
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Storyline

Everyone wants a piece of a celebrity. Pierre is a political reporter, assigned to write a fluff piece on Katya, a blond who acts in slasher movies and a Fox show about single girls in the city. The interview, at a restaurant, goes badly: she's late, he's unprepared and rude. After leaving, he bangs his head in a fender bender and she takes him to her loft to clean the wound. Lubricated by alcohol and competitive natures, the interview resumes. She takes phone calls from her fiancé, Pierre reads her diary on her computer. They discuss wounds, he expresses concern, father-daughter feelings arise. Out come camcorders to tape their darkest secrets. Is friendship or more in the offing? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A journalist and a starlet take on media, truth and celebrity. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The woman who steps out of the limo at the end, almost walking into the distracted Pierre, is played by Katja Schuurman. She played Katya in the original 2003 Dutch version of the movie by Theo van Gogh. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, as Pierre leaves the hospital to meet with Katya he calls a cab. His shirt is out and over his trousers. But at the hospital it is tucked in. And at the restaurant it is again tucked in. As Pierre leaves the loft his shirt is out of his pants as it it should be. See more »

Quotes

Katya: [angry] It's been very nice wasting time with you, Peter Peders.
[she leaves restaurant table]
Pierre Peders: [louder, so she could still hear him] You, too, Cunt-ya.
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Connections

Featured in 5 jaar later: Episode #1.3 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Gets in the Way
Performed by Dayna Kurtz
Written by Dayna Kurtz, Daynak Music, 2002 (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Kismet Records
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It's good but...
3 September 2007 | by DaleHirstSee all my reviews

It felt like it was half finished. I expect Buscemi was meant to be the villain of the piece but I ended up feeling far more sympathy for his character than I did for Sienna Miller's protagonist.

Maybe that was intentional but it left me feeling less than satisfied with the ending and at a running time of under 80 minutes, it felt like there could have been a lot more to the story. While I can appreciate films which leave you to fill in the blanks as you see fit - such as the otherwise completely dissimilar "The World According to Garp" - this film felt like it could have benefited from another half hour of story. Perhaps redemption of either character or revenge for/reversal of the trick Miller's character pulls on Buscemi's.

That said it was extremely well written and directed and the performances by both leads were pretty exceptional, hence a high score, but for the dissatisfaction I felt with the ending it would have been an 8 or even 9 out of 10 for me.


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Country:

USA | Canada | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,016, 15 July 2007

Gross USA:

$416,951

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,469,644
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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