Well at least I know what the worst film of the year is going to be now. Dull, idiotic and devoid of laughs and thats being too kind. The kind of film you finish and think how in the world did that ever get made. Boggles the mind that you can call in those kind of favours in casting yet not come up with a worthy joke for any of them. Just freakin awful.
I'm impressed that this film is not even trying to please its audience. It's alomst avant garde and it's even crazier than the tv show. Parts of it is incredibly funny, others are a little awkward, but in a blessed way. No mainstream aspirations, just pure creativity, wonderful!
Forget the stupid plot, weird comedy, and gross out bits. this is a send up of the conventions of Hollywood films. Things like exaggerated foley, tedious opening credits, phoney motivation, stupid coincidences, action scenes, "immersive" tech like 3d, digital coloring, sappy love themes and tacked on happy endings are all mocked. your enjoyment of this film will depend on how amenable you are to this idea.
A whole lot of fun, but I actually have to say I was a bit underwhelmed. Having seen some of their other work, especially the stuff they've done for HBO, I genuinely think Tim & Eric have incredible talent even beyond their sketch comedy origins; so this effort, while delivering some great laughs, actually seems a bit tame. Still, if you're a Tim & Eric fan, you're guaranteed a good time.
Can't envision myself desiring a rewatch but not the poop parade the critics made it out to be, and instead an actual coherent TV-to-film adaptation (in the vein of Strange Brew) that spirals into a much darker world than I'd expected (it's very unsettling whenever actual children are involved with a Tim and Eric production).