Between Two Ferns: The Movie

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Netflix continues to release content on a regular basis and it is difficult to keep up with it.  So, while waiting for The Irishman, I watched Between Two Ferns: The Movie, a mockumentary about a local public access show hosted by Zach Galifianakis.  The idea came originally from Zach Galifianakis uploading some shorts to Funny or Die.

The film has some laughs to it, that is sure.  However, the problem to this movie is clear.  Trying to stretch a short comedic bit into a feature length movie is usually a bad idea, and this is no exception.  The concept is strained and gets old quickly.

There are a lot of celebrities involved here.  Will Farrell is here, and I never liked him.  His performance here makes me dislike him even more.  I enjoyed the bit with David Letterman as his dry wit really helped to make this feel more important.

There is a mean spiritedness to the film that gets old after awhile.

The list of the celebs involved in the film is quite impressive.

In the end, I just did not enjoy the film that much.  There are some laughs but there are many more that fall flat.  This should stick to short bits.

2 stars 

 

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