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Parents' Guide to

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Unfunny, irritating comedy goes way over the top.

Movie R 2012 93 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

I think it's for people who enjoy gay jokes

This movie is full of pedophile inuendo, gay jokes, sinful behavior with drinking, drugs, toilet waste, nudity and vanity. I watched it 3/4 of the way through while almost vomiting 3 times.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

What Did I Just Watch?

I like Tim and Eric's TV shows (I'm into absurdity), so I decided to check this out. Oh my God. This movie is...wow, I'm at a loss for words. It's insane. There were certain parts of this that caused me to yell at the screen and cover my eyes in disgust, which has never happened to me while watching "Tom Goes to the Mayor" or "Awesome Show." I was disappointed with this-it's not even close to being as good as the TV shows. There were some funny parts, and the premise itself is a pretty good idea (they blew a billion dollar movie budget with a terrible movie and have to pay back the studio by purchasing a mall and profiting from said mall). This goes WAY over the top. Pretty much the ultimate tasteless movie (like in the realm of John Waters), which is what they were going for, I'm sure. If you're extreme absurdity and gross humor, this will be right up your alley. ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR KIDS.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (6 ):

It's embarrassing to think that this movie was made by grown-ups. First of all, it's just not funny. Comedy usually relies on very precise delivery, with special rhythms and beats, but Heidecker and Wareheim have completely ignored that concept. Instead they aggressively repeat punchlines, hammering them again and again in the vain hope that they'll become funnier, rather than the opposite. The dead space where laughter should be is like lead.

And the characters of Tim and Eric are unequivocally vile, hateful, irritating, stupid, and worthless. In one scene, Tim steals a small boy from his father and "adopts" him as his own son. (This horrifying event is supposed to be funny.) Most other characters are one-joke types, such as "Taquito" (John C. Reilly), who's sick and keeps coughing up blood. Again, this is played for laughs. The directing -- also by Heidecker and Wareheim -- has a vaguely sick, sludgy quality; the entire movie leaves off with a general depressing feeling.

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