By Dave B.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (Netflix) is a mockumentary of a fake interview show that was popularized on Funny or Die and Adult Swim, starring Zack Galifianakis as the acerbic, occasionally dim-witted, self-absorbed host. After nearly drowning Matthew McConaughey, Galifianakis is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime: if he can interview 10 celebrities in two weeks, he’ll be able to leave his cable access show behind and be given a network talk show. As Galifianakis and his crew cross the country to interview myriad celebrities in their natural environment, a documentary film crew chronicles their trials and tribulations.
For the most part, Between Two Ferns: The Movie is solid. It’s 82-minute runtime is just right and if you are fan of the series, you’ll enjoy the movie. That however, is part of the problem. Much of the time, the movie isn’t much different than a vastly extended episode. So those familiar with the show know exactly what they are going to get the entire time. That’s not a bad thing in and of itself, but it shows a disappointing lack of creativity. That said, funny is funny, and the movie provides more than a few laughs despite being too predictable. I recommend this movie, particularly for those who are fans of stupid, fairly crude humor.
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