Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)

I enjoyed the web series and part of what made the web series funny was that it was easy to suspend disbelief. It was easy to wonder if the interviews were scripted. With the movie, this aspect is stripped from the interviews. With that being said, the interview portions of the movie were still funny, because the movie still captures the awkwardness.

Zach Galifianakis (Zach Galifianakis)

What I hated worse than the above was the weak premise for the film. Somehow Zach messes up, Will Ferrell comes and demands 10 new interviews from him as punishment, but then Zach twists the conversation around and gets a talk show deal out of it. Part of me just wants to believe that I misinterpreted the scene(s), because otherwise it feels like weak writing.

At the end of the day, I enjoyed the movie because it was funny and delivered much of the joy of the web series yet wrapped up in a reasonable story. Overall, if you're a fan of the web series, then I would recommend this film. Otherwise, it's probably one you can skip.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 99% match.* I decided to give the movie a thumbs up.

*Technically, it's listed in My List as the top choice and labeled "New." The second top choice is a 98% match.

Will Ferrell (Will Ferrell)

Instant Comments:
HA! (right after "Well, they turned the sprinklers off.")
Ha. "Bill or Ted" (Bill and Ted)
Will Ferrell.
HAHAHA. Almost seemed like a noose.
Lol. Zach's shit-lined panty liners
Hahahaha. ("You. Me. Inside." points to himself and then to Zach)
Lol. This exchange doesn't really make sense but it was funny. Originally it seems like Ferrell will punish Zach but the end-result is a seemingly fair exchange for Zach.

Carol (Lauren Lapkus)

Hahaha. "Between two ferns" versus "Between the ferns."
"Aunt Man" (Ant Man)
HAHAHAHA. "No, I'm not a practicing Jew... I perfected it."
Hahaha. Mr. Rogers died. Hahaha. "I mean he had a good life."
*Anal*yze This (Analyze This)
Ha. Cumberbatch gets to have one of those interviews where he pokes fun back at Zach.
Lol. Idiot. (opening his laptop while driving)
HAHAHA. Kick the tapes. "Push it if you have to."


Smile. Four.
Ha. The camera person.

Paul Rudd is the best.
After the credits, the camera person reveals that she's a student and Zach gets upset. "It could have been in 3D!"

Watched 20190923 (Netflix, Instant)
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Scott Aukerman. 82 min

Some of the celebrities (as themselves) which appear on Between Two Ferns in the movie (left to right, top to bottom): Paul Rudd, David Letterman, Tessa Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Hailee Steinfeld, Matthew McConaughey, Brie Larson, Chance the Rapper, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

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