Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie - 5 out of 5

Tim and Eric go Hollywood.
If you read my review of Tim & Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job! Season 5 you know I have a difficult time putting into words the style of comedy that is Tim and Eric.  Well, recently, the duo made a feature length film that will be hitting theaters on March 2nd but hit on-demand sites this last January.  To save my sanity and protect myself from a possible stroke, I'm not going to attempt to describe their humor again but rather I will leave the Red Band trailer for you to take a look at.  Warning, the trailer contains A LOT of swearing and is quite graphic...

Okay, some are you are saying, "That looks hilarious."  Others are saying, "What the hell is this crap?  I hate you now, Ron."  And the last are saying, "I hate Tim & Eric on Adult Swim, so I hate the idea they have a movie."  It's okay, their absurdist style of humor falls on one of those love it or hate it platforms.  However, from my score, you can see I love it.
Jeff Goldblum as Chef Goldblum.

Will Forte's mustache deserves a credit in the film.
Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie but what they churn out is a 3 minute film starring a Johnny Depp look-a-like, who they thought was actually Depp.  The lack of a fake British accent should have been the dead give-away.  Add to the fact that the two funnymen wasted the rest of the cash on extravagant expenses on set, the men pretty much wasted the entire billion and now the financiers want the dough back.  While getting drunk (and other things) to forget their troubles, the two see a commercial for a mall that needs to be brought back to its former glory and in doing so, could net them a billion dollars.  Quickly the men jump on it...but some of the mall's store owners aren't digging the change and ready to assist their troubled past  to come up and bite them in their asses.
Not the worst production Robert Loggia has been in.  Remember he was in Over the Top.

This movie contains John C. Reilly covered in pizza.
I'm sold.
If you are a fan of Tim and Eric, you'll love their movie as it allows them to travel past the thin lines of decency that restrict Adult Swim.  The humor formula doesn't change from their polarized television program as all the silliness (the idea of wasting a billion dollars on a film the way they did), the wit (the idea they could get a billion dollars from saving a mall), the smarts (basically all the billion dollar jokes) and the toilet humor (billion dollar jokes not included there) are all here along with the usual cast of strange actors and big names who have warmly included themselves in the madness like Will Forte, Jeff Goldblum, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and John C. Reilly.  And once again, Reilly steals the show with his performance.
Careful, Tim and Eric.  This man killed Laura Palmer.

Reviewing anything Tim and Eric are involved in is incredibly difficult because you either are already on their bandwagon, drank their Kool-Aid and find them amusing or you are burning their effigies and call for their heads on a platter (seriously, read the forums on them, the haters really hate them).  You require a special brand of humor in order to sit through their skits, jokes and this movie.  It's simultaneously stupid, brilliant, offensive and creative.  The duo made an art of creating humor through editing and nightmarish sequences that would make David Lynch run out of the room in tears.  You have to experience Tim and Eric to fully appreciate or despise their creativity.  If you're already a fan, chances are you'll love the movie.  If you hate them, it's a guarantee you'll hate the movie but if you've never experienced them, I wouldn't advise jumping into the film as their bonds of cable television are broken in this feature and it may be too much for virgin viewers.  But if you take the dive after entering into the shallow waters of their show Tim & Eric:  Awesome Show, Great Job! and you found it pleasant, the jump you make in the deeper waters of the film might be an enjoyable one as well.

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