Young Kathy (Christina Costello) wants to land a scoop for her high
school project and interview Jake (Brent Northup), a man who had been
convicted for the murder of a 14 year old girl (just like Kathy), then
spent 20 years in jail, but ultimately was released based upon new DNA
evidence that proved him innocent.
Now Jake's not an easy man, and fits
of anger about what has happened to him shine through every now and again,
but Kathy's very good at what she does, and she manages to get a great
story out of him without losing his trust. Problems begin when she
interviews Pamela (Jamie Engledow), Jake's wife who has remained married
to him through all his time in jail and was instrumental for his release -
and her accounts of what had happened and why differ from Jake's in a
disquieting way ...
The Interview may be rather less
than extravagant in approach - most of the action takes place in one
single room, everything's based on mere dialogue and there are no more
than three actors (apart from one cameo in the final scene) -, and it has
obviously been done on a low budget, but thanks to great writing,
to-the-point dialogue, interesting camerawork and a very solid cast, this
is one creepy movie that holds one's interest throughout even if the
ending is somewhat guessable.
Definitely worth a watch!