The Interview
After initially being pulled from release world-wide by Sony Pictures seemingly in response to a wide-scale hack last year, the the Seth Rogen/James Franco movie The Interview was finally released in the US on YouTube and various other streaming platforms on Christmas day last year. That geo-restriction has seemingly ended, with The Interview now available to Rent or Buy from Google Play.

The movie is a comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen as journalists who are given the opportunity to interview North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and are subsequently recruited by the CIA, to assassinate him. The reviews for the movie aren’t great, with a 52% rating on movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes. Still, the movie has had quite the impact on popular culture, so if you’ve been waiting for the release, now is your chance.

You can rent the movie for $5.99 in SD ($6.99 for HD) or purchase it in SD format for $19.99 ($24.99 for HD). As a bonus, Chromecast owners can use their free rental credit to rent the movie.

If you’re not a James Franco/Seth Rogen fan, then you could always check out the ‘other’ The Interview movie from Hugo Weaving which has a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has the added bonus of being far cheaper to rent or buy.

If you do want to check out what all the fuss is about, head over to Google Play Movies & TV and rent or buy The Interview now.

Source: Google Play.
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    vijay alapati

    Wow…. Now we can start seeing articles for each movie that’s getting published in pay store 😛

    Daniel Tyson

    Well, if you really want it I guess we can do that ;P

    Darren Ferguson

    Whatever happened with the Sony hack? Was it ever pinned on North Korea? I remember the US Gov was insisting that it was while independent security experts were saying it probably wasn’t…

    Michael Crider

    We’ve had this in the US since shortly after the theatrical release. It’s great if you like Rogen’s typical stoner comedy, and the premise is actually pretty good, but you’re going to need a high tolerance for gay jokes and Franco’s vulgar silliness to enjoy the rest of it.

    It’s a shame – the interview portion of the movie was an opportunity to highlight the humanitarian problems in North Korea and draw disturbing parallels to western culture. Instead… well, I won’t spoil it for you, but they don’t.

    Daniel Tyson

    I’ve thrown a couple of dollars at it to see what all the hype is about, we’re 6-months behind down here but we get there apparently ;).