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Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Review

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5.0

Dave White Profile

There's a wolf because there's a wolf. Read full review

0.5

Grae Drake Profile

Don't see this movie. Read full review

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  • 3.0
    40

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 12

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    As faithful readers will know, I have a few cult followers who enjoy my reviews of bad movies. These have been collected in the books "I Hated, Hated, Hated, HATED This Movie"; "Your Movie Sucks," and "A Horrible Experience of Unendurable Length." This movie is so bad, it couldn't even inspire a review worthy of one of those books. I have my standards.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Audiences attuned to Tim & Eric's weird wavelength will find plenty of guffaws in the first half, but a plot this thin can't sustain comedy based on discomfort; the film is so much of a good thing one starts to wonder if the thing is good in the first place.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Unfunny, irritating comedy goes way over the top.

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?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: The movie's main theme is money and success at any cost. There's a tiny, sporadic sense of pride in a job well done, but mostly the focus is power, success, and greed.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: The main characters' behavior is consistently irresponsible, cruel, mean, and stupid. In trying to re-build an ailing shopping mall, they sometimes seem to be doing something good, but their behavior around this endeavor is usually greedy and bossy.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Trying to get their money back, tough movie moguls torture two old ladies, beating them up and severing a finger -- there's spurting, gushing blood. A man is attacked by a wolf. A bloody showdown at the climax features explosions, weapons, and beheadings. A character is covered in diarrhea. Many characters die horrible, gory deaths, and a child is kidnapped. All of this is played for laughs.

  • sex false5

    Sex: There's an extended "comical" sex scene with many cartoonish positions and use of sexual devices (though no nudity). A man gets his penis pierced; the full penis, though obviously fake, is on display. Some scenes take place in an "adult toy" store, with various devices shown in the background. Two men bathe together in one scene. One man masturbates (under the covers) while in bed with the other. Suggestive dancing in a bar. Strong sexual innuendo throughout.

  • language false5

    Language: Constant swearing includes "f--k," "s--t," "c--t," "bitch," "goddamn," "d--k," "hell," "a--hole," and more.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false4

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: In an early scene, the two main characters decide to get "wasted." In a montage sequence, they drink heavily, snort cocaine, smoke hashish, etc. Later, Tim slips Eric a drug that's supposed to be "Spanish Fly" but instead sends him on a psychedelic trip.

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