R | | Comedy
Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.
The basic idea for the movie came about from reading articles about people like Mike Wallace interviewing Osama bin Laden, and hearing that Saddam Hussein was a fan of Western movies.
Our Beloved Leader is wise. He is gentle, kind and strong. We wish him joy. We wish him peace. We wish him love. And the one thing in our time, we wish more than this is for the United States to explode in a ball of fiery hell. May they be forced to...
Skylark's show makes no sense from a broadcasting standpoint. There is no teleprompter shown in the control room or the set in either country. Yet, Skylark recites lines throughout the show as if he's following a script. Aaron begins the show by saying "Action" which is not only not his job, but also would leave Skylark without audio or a cue, and the broadcast stuck on the last frame of the intro track. As the various people in the control room have to be directed to switch various things on and off and change inputs and cameras.
At the end of the credits there is a picture of the dog Skylark is given by Kim Jong-un, dedicated to the dog he had a kid.
$1,085,515 (USA) (2 January 2015)