Questions tagged [the-interview]

The Interview (2014) is an American comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It stars James Franco as Dave Skylark, Seth Rogen as Aaron Rapaport, Lizzy Caplan as Agent Lacey and Randall Park as Kim Jong-un. When journalist Dave and his producer Aaron are invited to interview Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un, the CIA wants them to assassinate him.

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Was there any consideration to set “The Interview” in a fictitious country?

It seems much of the controversy around "The Interview" could have been prevented by setting it in a fictitious country instead of the real North Korea, like they did for example in "The Dictator". ...
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Is Dave Skylark's line containing “Mangia. We're the people. Give us the sh-t.” a reference to something?

I've noticed a lot of movie and pop culture references in The Interview (2014). I was wondering if Dave Skylark's line here is a reference to something: Aaron: We could be doing something positive. ...
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What is the rationale for calling “The Interview” racist? [closed]

I've seen some people calling "The Interview" racist, including on Twitter. What is their rationale for that claim?