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12/17/14 4:54pm
12/17/2014 4:54 PM |

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

The Interview
Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen
Opens December 25

The arrival of The Interview, towing more political baggage than any lowbrow bro-down in recent memory, amounts to an impromptu test of the old saw that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. That this strenuously ridiculous entertainment is apparently the root of both an international incident and a debacle of historic proportions for its maker’s corporate parent—assuming anonymous claims of responsibility for electronic sabotage can be taken at face value—only brings into sharper relief the uneasy contrasts that define the film.

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