“The Interview”: Well, that was a lot of work to see an okay movie

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“The Interview” is now streaming on several major services, including YouTube and Google Play, and is playing in several theaters, but none in Madison or Milwaukee. R, 1:44, two and a half stars out of four.

“The Interview” is something of a disappointment, and I’m not just saying that because North Korea has gotten its Internet back up. After the achingly funny apocalyptic comedy of “This is the End” and the (relatively) more grounded comedy of last summer’s “Neighbors,” Seth Rogen and his writing-directing partner Evan Goldberg seem to be coasting a little this time around, with a potentially great, risky comic idea that they’re not quite sure what to do with.

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