Last night I attended the Los Angeles Premiere for Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but I knew that I would be in for some laughs. The cast featured some of the biggest names in comedy, including Will Farrell, John C. Reilly, Zack Galafanakis, Will Forte, and of course the film’s stars- Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
The film is has been hailed as “An all new feature film from the twisted minds of cult comedy heroesTim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job)”. With that description alone, I knew it would be outrageously funny. The basic plot is this: Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie, but squander every dime, and the sinister Schlaaang corporation is pissed! Their lives at stake, the guys skip town in search of a way to pay the money back. When they happen upon a chance to rehabilitate a bankrupt mall full of vagrants, bizarre stores, and a man-eating wolf that stalks the food court, they see $$$—a billion of them. The film also featured cameos from Awesome Show regulars.
Overall, the film did have me in tears, tears of laughter! But of course, there were also those moments that I felt myself close my eyes or look away from some of the dirty humor that was displayed in scenes. Even with my eyes closed, I could still hear the laughter from those around me in the audience, and it was clear some were enjoying even the raunchiest of comedy moments.
Twink Caplan plays the female lead and is always funny and entertaining to watch no matter what role she plays. (My favorite role of hers will probably always be as ‘Miss Geist” in Clueless.) The rest of the cast was equally humurous and some of my favorite cameos included Jeff Goldblum, Ronnie Rodriguez, Robert Loggia, and Erica Durance.
Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie is playing select cities, opening tonight, Friday March 2nd.