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ITS plot caused a diplomatic crisis, but The Interview is no laughing matter and Seth Rogen knows it, writes Alistair Harkness

The Interview (15)

Director: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Diana Bang

Star rating: **

The last time Seth Rogen got behind a camera with his co-director and long-time writing partner Evan Goldberg, they made a film in which Rogen, James Franco and a bunch of their Hollywood pals played versions of themselves holed up in LA facing down the end of the world. Indulgent but fitfully funny, the big meta gag at the centre of This is the End was that it effectively riffed on the “This guy?” brand of comedy that has made Rogen a star. Frequently cast as the big-hearted doofus who finds himself thrust into situations for which he’s wholly unprepared, the film simply dispensed with character names altogether and allowed Rogen

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