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Call it a social-media standing ovation.

Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to release "The Interview" in more than 200 theaters on Christmas Day has garnered wide-spread virtual praise from Hollywood on social media.

The company decided last week to pull the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy due to threats received from hackers. That move led to harsh criticism from film director Judd Apatow, actor Rob Lowe, actress Mia Farrow and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, among others.

But the mood was different Tuesday, as the stars of the flick and others conveyed via Twitter.

Now, if only the movie itself could get as positive reviews.

— Becky Bratu