The Interview is terrible, and you should see it right now. Almost every joke is bad, and almost every joke gets repeated 10 times. But at least The Interview is set in something resembling actual contemporary reality. Right now that’s radical. This Christmas, Hollywood’s major movies were set in a magic dwarf kingdom, a magic forest, and a magic museum where actors cash magic paychecks.
You also could’ve seen two movies set in Movie World War II, Hollywood’s favorite fantasy universe, where the nefarious Axis powers fight a losing battle against overacting. I guess Annie is set in the real world, insofar as Rich Person Manhattan is a real place—but even Annie is set in a universe where anyone wants to hear Jamie Foxx sing.