Between Two Ferns: The Movie

2019

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

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Between Two Ferns: The Movie shows the strain of stretching a series of web shorts to feature length, but should still satisfy fans of the source material.

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Zach Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show "Between Two Ferns" and uploaded it to Funny Or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation. Directed by Scott Aukerman, Between Two Ferns: The Movie is a laugh-out-loud comedy that gives new insight into the curmudgeonly, beloved outsider Zach Galifianakis has created over the years.

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Critic Reviews for Between Two Ferns: The Movie

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (43) | Rotten (15)

  • Just because a skit works in short form doesn't mean it should be turned into a movie.

    December 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's fascinating, and very funny, but it completely punctures the entire conceit. Be warned.

    September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

    Glen Weldon

    NPR
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  • It doesn't revolutionize or reinvigorate the web series, so much as it draws on nostalgia from when the idea still seemed fresh.

    September 23, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Ben Travers

    indieWire
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  • [T]here are enough big laughs packed into this scattershot adventure - structured around Zach Galifianakis' painfully awkward celebrity sit-downs - to warrant a viewing.

    September 20, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • [Aukerman] takes what's made the series so extremely funny and lovingly expands it into a feature film, in a way that would make all those '90s Saturday Night Live movies envious.

    September 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The movie's conceit is hit-miss, but when it works -- yielding deadpan insults and pained expressions -- there are enough laughs to make digging up "Ferns" look like a fine idea.

    September 20, 2019 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry

    CNN.com
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  • Feb 07, 2020
    Adding to the list of films like Prairie Home Companion and Angry Video Game Nerd on the list of things turned into movies that were really never meant to be movies, BTF surprisingly works. Essentially it's a road movie, and I like road movies, and it has a distinct sense of humor that borders on surreal while never breaking completely into fantasy. It's shockingly funny too. Not just the Ferns segments, which maintain the web series' style, but the surrounding road segments as well. Will Ferrell as a coked up executive version of himself was especially great. It keeps to Ferns humor and it's hilarious.
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