My Thoughts on Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

Nearly 11 years ago, I made a serious error in judgement when I went to see Tom Green’s film Freddy Got Fingered, without being fully aware at how extreme Tom Green’s “comedy” was.  I ended up hating the film and I thought there wouldn’t be any chance that I would see a worse film.

I was wrong….

Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie is another error in judgement, not only in how I was not really familiar with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim’s “comedy,” but also in how I ignored the very bad trailer for the film and gave it a shot anyway.

The film starts off with a somewhat smart self-reflexive parody of films (and movie theatres), featuring Jeff Goldblum no less, and if I stopped watching the film after the five minutes or so, I probably would have been okay with the film.

However, the film quickly goes downhill.  If Tim and Eric’s schtick is to be as politically incorrect as possible, they did a grade A job of it.  Being a respectful person, I don’t often consider walking out of films.  However, this thought crossed my mind on two separate scenes, which were so graphic and shocking, I actually had to cover my eyes to prevent myself from being disgusted to the point of vomiting.

I heard some laughs in the theatre, so there are probably people in the world who like this type of juvenile humour.  I on the other hand, wasted 93 minutes of my time.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).