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Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is out now on your TV. It may be at your local cineplex March 2. posted by kittensofthenight (32 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
I can't wait to see this.
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:27 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


As a diehard Tim & Eric fan I did enjoy this movie. However I felt they had about half a season of great Awesome Show material stretched out over a season's length.
posted by edeezy at 2:32 PM on February 17, 2012


This is already best movie of the year.
posted by zardoz at 2:39 PM on February 17, 2012


John C. Reilly steals this movie - it's worth it for him alone.

It's not for the squeamish, though - I had to look away once, and I can't remember the last time I had to do that.
posted by L. Ron McKenzie at 2:52 PM on February 17, 2012


This is already best movie of the year.
posted by zardoz at 4:39 PM on February 17


Eponysterical!

I am not familiar with Tim and Eric, but this has a seriously Kentucky Fried Movie sort of vibe to it. And KFM is a bona fide classic, so I will probably watch this at some point with a large quantity of beer close at hand.
posted by jquinby at 2:52 PM on February 17, 2012


Shrim for ten minutes.
posted by chavenet at 2:52 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I kinda gave up on Tim and Eric when it got into the whole over-the-top violence/scatological humor. I mean - it always had it, but I think it was the fight scene where they were just bleeding all over, and I just kinda said "eh".

Maybe there's still some good stuff to mine, I think when they nail it, they really nail it, but it's kind of like SNL since the late 90s where it just kinda drags on and on and yeah we get the point already.
posted by symbioid at 2:55 PM on February 17, 2012


If I fucking hated the show will I enjoy the copy of this I illegally torrented last week?
posted by item at 3:14 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


If I fucking hated the show will I enjoy the copy of this I illegally torrented last week?
posted by item at 3:14 PM on February 17 [+] [!]


Seeing as how you can probably answer your own question, the point of this comment was to inform the rest of us of your edgy disdain for people who enjoy a thing?
posted by basicchannel at 3:27 PM on February 17, 2012 [8 favorites]


This is what I imagine Reddit: The Movie would look like.
posted by roger ackroyd at 3:46 PM on February 17, 2012


Yes and no, basicchannel. I didn't care for the show, but am willing to give the movie a chance. Also, I want you to fall in love with me. What level of edgy is your cutoff?
posted by item at 4:03 PM on February 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I convinced my friend's brother's family to rent when we were over the weekend it came out. I enjoyed the movie, as did my friend who had minimal exposure to Tim and Eric but liked what he had seen. His brother and brother's wife didn't make it through the movie. I didn't care, well worth it for me.
posted by Phantomx at 4:17 PM on February 17, 2012


I'm going to watch it just to see Chef Goldblum.
posted by orme at 4:25 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


The scatological/gross-out stuff is the stuff I like the least in Tim & Eric, and it seems like that element would only be ramped way up in a film vs. their TV shows.
posted by anazgnos at 5:00 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


The love scene is the single best one I've ever seen.
posted by dagosto at 5:57 PM on February 17, 2012


I don 't know about this post. I suspect it would go well with...

(puts sunglasses on)

A cool, refreshing Pepsi Blue!

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHH!
posted by Samizdata at 5:58 PM on February 17, 2012


those guys are still around?
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 6:25 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seems to me like it'll be like Freddy Got Fingered, which was a sort of Dada-ist masterpiece in its own way..
posted by mediocre at 6:25 PM on February 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


dagusto: In my opinion, the best comedy love scene still is (are) the MacGruber one(s).

I really liked Tim and Eric's billion dollar film, it has three or four classic bits. It does run out of steam at the halfway point and the whole thing could probably be edited down to 45 solid quality minutes, but the good bits are the funniest ones in recent memory.
posted by jchgf at 6:39 PM on February 17, 2012


Samizdata: "I don 't know about this post. I suspect it would go well with...

(puts sunglasses on)

A cool, refreshing Pepsi Blue!

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHH!
"

Did you just Kool-Aid Red the CSI theme? Because there's no "OOOHHHHHHH" in front of "YEAHHHHHHH"
posted by symbioid at 7:06 PM on February 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


incidentally and supplemental to the Salon article: article on Kids In The Hall

relevant quote linked for non-wall-of-text's sake here
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 7:07 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm not a huge Tim & Eric fan (I'd say my usual breakdown of the show is 35% funny 30%meh 35%wtf?), but I liked the movie. It's worth sitting through at least once. If I had to describe it, imagine it as Tim & Eric's "UHF" (packed with T&E humor instead of Weird Al's).
posted by stifford at 7:21 PM on February 17, 2012


As a fan of Tim and Eric, I felt kinda "meh" to the film. Once it hit about the half way point, it just kinda ran out of steam for me.

That said, I am more full of Shrim than I have ever been before.
posted by cerulgalactus at 7:28 PM on February 17, 2012


Pepsi Shrim?
posted by Blasdelb at 8:04 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Speaking of odd ball movies, I saw that Abraham Lincoln vampire Hunter is coming out in June and I had a good laugh.

It would be fun to watch in the theater but you know $15 so maybe not.
posted by dibblda at 9:05 PM on February 17, 2012


Break out the shrimp. Break out the white wine.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 10:11 PM on February 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I am not familiar with Tim and Eric, but this has a seriously Kentucky Fried Movie sort of vibe to it. And KFM is a bona fide classic, so I will probably watch this at some point with a large quantity of beer close at hand.

This i don't get. KFM is one of my favorite movies ever, but i just can't stand these guys. Their humor just seemed too forced "weird", not in a good natural way, but like when accountants try to be funny by wearing a silly tie or hat. I get people have different tastes, and some people find this hilarious, but when i try to watch it, all i keep thinking is "who did these guys fuck to get these shows?" while Moral Oral gets cancelled.
posted by usagizero at 3:20 AM on February 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm a pretty decent Awesome Show fan and I didn't think the movie lived up to their best works.

At best they take something which is common (Bad Advertisements) or on the verge of common (Bad Cable Access shows) and make them absurd while keeping the original "let's do our best" intent that is so common with the originators of some of these dastardly works.

At worst, at least to me, are the completely nonsensical bits (like the oh mama bit) which seem to have no arc. I try really hard to get these ones because I am a devoted absurdist (in the Camus tradition) and really think they are saying something with these ones - but I just can't do it.

The B$M seems to barely hit their best points while accentuating their worst to ill effect. The Shrim gag was over the top and didn't seem to add anything but gratuitous gross out though the shooting of taquito seemed to hit the mark - if it was a tad cliche. Overall I'm disappointed.

Honestly, their ad campaign and interview circuit was better than the movie.
posted by AndrewKemendo at 4:53 AM on February 18, 2012


I'd never heard of these guys until recently. Then I saw the trailer a few days ago.

It comes off like Trey Parker and Matt Stone for dummies. One of those films where, if you're not pre-sold on their shtick, it makes zero sense and has zero appeal. Granted, I'm basing this on the trailer, but shouldn't that entice me, as a neutral potential audience member, to watch? Instead, the trailer came across as so oblique that there didn't seem to be any way into it. Like a 30 Rock promo that only featured closeups of Kenneth Parcell saying random things.
posted by the sobsister at 5:57 AM on February 18, 2012


all i keep thinking is "who did these guys fuck to get these shows?" while Moral Oral gets cancelled.

I loved Moral Orel, but by the last season, they were not actually trying to be funny anymore. It was more about unrelenting sadness. Which was fantastic, but not really a box of chuckles.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 12:25 PM on February 18, 2012


all i keep thinking is "who did these guys fuck to get these shows?" while Moral Oral gets cancelled.

man, this.
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 1:30 PM on February 18, 2012


Never heard of these guys till now. Watched the trailer for a while.
Obviously I'm not pre-sold on their shtick.
Not post-sold either.
posted by jan murray at 3:18 PM on February 18, 2012


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