Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (18)

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Tim Heidecker, left, and Eric Wareheim in Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Tim Heidecker, left, and Eric Wareheim in Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

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Time Out says

Mon Aug 20 2012

Cult comedy figures Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of the US TV series ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’ have an alleged following – but it’s hard to believe they’ll pick up more fans on the back of this terrible spin-off. The initial idea is okay, as Hollywood spoofs go: Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie and they squander it with outrageous purchases. But the rest of the story, in which the pair take over a derelict mall and try to reverse its fortunes, is shockingly awful. No doubt the intent is to shock with gags about recycled toilet paper, feverishly ill vagrants and treatments that involve being bathed in excrement, but to what end? The jokes are overplayed with relish by the writer-director-stars but you get the feeling they’ll be the only ones laughing, and that includes the mystifying appearances from respected comedy actors Will Ferrell, John C Reilly and even the slightly newer-on-the-block Zach Galifianakis, who looks like an old pro next to these guys. Various articles describe Tim and Eric’s style as ‘avant garde’ but we remain unconvinced.
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18

UK release:

Fri Aug 24, 2012

Duration:

90 mins

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Rourke McGaffin

I loved this movie. Everything in it and about it. Especially, the dialogue. Eric Wareheim is a slapstick cerebral comedian in the vein of John Belushi and Chris Farley. Tim Heidecker is the perfect straight man. This is a movie based on a show that looks very juvenile and simple but, all the incarnations are complexly simplistic in the molt brilliant modern way..

Rourke McGaffin

I loved this movie. Everything in it and about it. Especially, the dialogue. Eric Wareheim is a slapstick cerebral comedian in the vein of John Belushi and Chris Farley. Tim Heidecker is the perfect straight man. This is a movie based on a show that looks very juvenile and simple but, all the incarnations are complexly simplistic in the molt brilliant modern way..

Matthew McKinnon

You kind of missed the boat a bit here. This is real marmite comedy, love it or be utterly bemused by it. Nearest comparison I can think of is Reeves & Mortimer. It was my first exposure to T&E, and we were hooked. Only the strangely but utterly unfunny turn from the great John C. Reilly spoiled it.

Matthew McKinnon

You kind of missed the boat a bit here. This is real marmite comedy, love it or be utterly bemused by it. Nearest comparison I can think of is Reeves & Mortimer. It was my first exposure to T&E, and we were hooked. Only the strangely but utterly unfunny turn from the great John C. Reilly spoiled it.