Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie [Blu-ray]
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Now that B$M is out, the Internets are filling with 5- or 10-star reviews from other fellow fans. So I guess I'll be the first to say that we were both a little let down by the movie.
A lot of folks have commented that this is "just like Awesome Show." I agree and disagree, and on both fronts it's not necessarily a 100% good thing. A great number of the gags are things that have been effectively recycled from past Awesome Show episodes. Stretched out to cinema pace and viewed through the "clearer" eye of film, the recycled stuff doesn't work nearly as well as it did when new.
Meanwhile, the intertextual public-access / VHS-glitch stuff that makes so much of their comedy on TV doesn't quite jibe on the big screen, since there really is no cinematic parallel to the raw, unintentionally hilarious crappiness of public access (unless you consider Birdemic to be mainstream cinema). T&E seem to have wisely recognized this, and have (mostly) kept the broken- / obsolete-tech humor to segments that are based around the third-party viewing of TV formats. But it's sorely missed... and when it's present, it looks pretty odd (as opposed to funny).
The plot is a ridiculous afterthought, effectively, and I don't think any T&E fan would reasonably expect otherwise. T&E have left room for as many pokes at big / dumb mainstream cinema tropes as possible.Read more ›
It made me laugh but not nearly as often as their Awesome show does. I think that is what most Tim and Eric fans ended up thinking. A poor use of a green lit movie, poor use of high profile actors *such as Will Farrel". I laugh hysterically at the Awesome show, so it's a little disappointing how this film turned up. The Awesome show didn't need to be R-rated to be funny either... like way funnier. A lot of the R-rated content in this film feels like it was added just to get cheap laughs, instead of coming up with the level of genius anti-humor they have in the Awesome Show. This movie definitely contains some very mature *or is it immature?* content, far beyond the normal show, so be warned.
Ok, not a bad film, had some great laughs, and it was certainly imaginative. I would watch more movies by them if they were only this good, I just hope they get another shot, and do something epic next time, or better yet just get back to making more seasons of the AWESOME SHOW GREAT JOB!
So what are Tim and Eric to do? What else? They decide to form a Public Relations partnership called Dobis ("We're boys...doing business...Dobis!") and set out to take ownership of and revive the failed S'Wallow Valley Mall, a surreal, post-capitalist wasteland where a handful of change-resistant store owners sell (or don't sell) such consumer items as swords and used toilet paper. The mall is run by hucksterish Damien Weebs (Will Ferrell), who promises Tim and Eric a billion dollars for their efforts but is unable to do so without winking portentously (even while attempting to forcibly hold his eyes open).Read more ›
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Funnier than the show. So many gems in this one. Recommended if you can handle super weird alternative comedy.Published 3 months ago by HannP
You either get this style of comedy or you don't, and if you do, this is one to sit back and enjoy with your psychotropic of choice. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brent Black
A very strange and twisted movie, but that's what I expected from these two.Published 4 months ago by M. Lindzy
Tim Heidrecker and Eric Wareheim, two of TV's outrageous vulgar and flat out flawless comedians hit the big screen with there billion dollar movie. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Candi