At the Century Boulder Theater Thursday night, a pre-screening was held for the new movie “The Interview.” There was a great turn out for the new comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.
The film follows famous broadcast journalist Dave Skylark (Franco) who, with the help of his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen), hosts a talk show where he interviews the hottest celebrities.
In the film, Rapoport struggles with the idea of his show not being “serious” journalism after talking to one of his former classmates who works for 60 Minutes. To cheer him up, Skylark tells him that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a big fan of the show.
After landing a pre-scripted interview with the dictator, the two friends are intercepted by the CIA, who want them to assassinate the dictator while in North Korea. In a comically unlikely series of events, Skylark bonds with the fearless, baby-faced leader of North Korea and finds that he cannot bring himself to kill his newfound friend.
While the movie differs slightly from some of Rogen’s older work, the glassy-eyed stoner humor remains, and fans of “This is the End” and “Neighbors” will surely enjoy Rogen’s newest installment.
Before the screening, a reception was held at Harpo’s Sports Grill in Boulder where t-shirts and free drinks were given to anyone who brought along their ticket information. Many CU students showed up to get a few drinks before they packed into the Century Boulder Theater for the viewing.
Another screening will be held in Denver on Dec. 8. Seth Rogen will attend this screening and has invited viewers to smoke weed with him before the film. By emailing RSVPTheInterviewDenver@gmail.com anyone 21 years old and over can sign up to meet Rogen, smoke and watch his movie with him.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Annie Mehl at Annie.Mehl@colorado.edu