TIM & ERIC’S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE

The movie that answers the age-old question: Just how bad can a movie be? Put it this way: Not only do Will Ferrell, Jeff Goldblum, Zach Galifianakis, John C. Reilly, Will Forte, Robert Loggia and Ray Wise not help matters, all of these otherwise brilliant actors are actively bad. The level of satire is beneath the worst Funny or Die sketch — and the worst Funny or Die sketch is funnier than almost anything in the entire movie. (I say almost because I did laugh once or twice; there, I said it.) Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim may think they’re Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, but the talent gap is a chasm. Wareheim is what Brian Posehn would be like if he were awful (which thank goodness he’s not). Heidecker’s bizarre injection of pedophilia is surely meant to be transgressive, but is just creepy, and not in a good way. Fine actors like Loggia and Wise need paychecks like the rest of us, but come on. Everything about this stinks. — Jeff Schultz

 

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