Need to kill some time? The Interview is now on Netflix

If you have some time to kill today (112 minues to be exact), you can open up the Netflix app on your phone or tablet, and watch The Interview. Of course, you need to be a Netflix subscriber. The movie follows a couple of media-types (Seth Rogen and James Franco) about to interview North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and are asked by the CIA to assassinate him instead.

The real Kim Jong-un was not too pleased to discover the plot of the movie, and as a result, he had a hack squad break into Sony's online files. This resulted in the public release of some embarrassing emails that were supposed to remain confidential. After some threats were made against them, theaters that planned on showing the film backed away. Sony decided to pull distribution of the movie, and it appeared that the comedy would end up as a total write-off for the Japanese entertainment firm.

Sensitive to the public ridicule it was receiving, Sony did a 180 degree turn and The Interview had a limited theatrical release. At the same time, Sony allowed the movie to be purchased from the Google Play Store and iTunes. A recent report revealed that $40 million in revenue has been taken in from such digital sales.

Now, as we promised you a few days ago, watching the most talked about movie of the year is as easy as clicking on the Netflix app. Enjoy!

source: Netflix



1. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

I'll pass...

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Good choice. Completely "meh" movie.

2. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

It's just not a good movie.

3. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

just finished watching the Interview like 10 min ago :D

4. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Netflix kept charging me for months even though I unsubscribed and deleted my account. Technically they owe me money..

5. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Dude, that movie is sooooo last year...

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Or, you could watch a good movie instead. Except it's Netflix we're talking about. You've already probably watched the 2 or 3 good movies they have.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I want to see this movie XD I really do

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So watch it. But it's not a good film. It has its funny moments. Eminem, for example. The troupe's previous films were better. Worth watching once, for free. But not worth anything more than that.


Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Haters gonna hate, Ain'ters gonna ain't

11. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Haters gonna hate, The Interview is not a bad movie. It was never meant to be a masterpiece with deep political criticism or whatever, it's just a regular comedy movie that shouldn't be treated as anything more than that.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I got a few chuckles out of it, not great but not terrible either. Sadly I just watched it last weekend.

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