Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Film, Comedy
1 out of 5 stars
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Tim Heidecker, left, and Eric Wareheim in Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
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Tim Heidecker, left, and Eric Wareheim in Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars
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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Release details

Rated:
18
Release date:
Friday August 24 2012
Duration:
90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker
Screenwriter:
Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim
Cast:
Jeff Goldblum
Eric Wareheim
Bill A. Jones
Tim Heidecker
Bob Odenkirk