What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie -- directed by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, who are best known for their successful TV show -- is extremely violent, vulgar, and sexual. There's some strong, gory, bloody violence (some directed at old ladies), as well as an extended "sex" scene (clothed but graphic) and a child's kidnapping -- all of which is played for laughs. There are other sexual situations and innuendoes, a montage of binge drinking and hard drug use, and constant foul language, including countless uses of "f--k," "s--t, "c--t," and more. The main characters are fairly hateful and serve no real purpose. Though the average moviegoer is likely to find the film completely unfunny and highly irritating, Tim and Eric's most loyal fans could enjoy it, if they're "mature" enough for the decidedly immature content.
- Families can talk about the way that Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie depicts sex and violence. Is it funny? Does it cross the line? Who decides where "the line" falls?
- How does this movie differ from Tim and Eric's TV shows? What's their appeal? Can they be considered role models?
- What makes Tim and Eric want to get wasted? Does it solve anything for them or make them feel better?