Between Two Ferns: The Movie

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Between Two Ferns: The Movie shows the strain of stretching a series of web shorts to feature length, but should still satisfy fans of the source material.



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Zach Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show "Between Two Ferns" and uploaded it to Funny Or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation. Directed by Scott Aukerman, Between Two Ferns: The Movie is a laugh-out-loud comedy that gives new insight into the curmudgeonly, beloved outsider Zach Galifianakis has created over the years.


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  • It's fascinating, and very funny, but it completely punctures the entire conceit. Be warned.

    Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

    Glen Weldon

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  • It doesn't revolutionize or reinvigorate the web series, so much as it draws on nostalgia from when the idea still seemed fresh.

    Sep 23, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Ben Travers

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  • [T]here are enough big laughs packed into this scattershot adventure - structured around Zach Galifianakis' painfully awkward celebrity sit-downs - to warrant a viewing.

    Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • [Aukerman] takes what's made the series so extremely funny and lovingly expands it into a feature film, in a way that would make all those '90s Saturday Night Live movies envious.

    Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The movie's conceit is hit-miss, but when it works -- yielding deadpan insults and pained expressions -- there are enough laughs to make digging up "Ferns" look like a fine idea.

    Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry
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  • A bit of concocted fluff that never asks to be taken on the level, and that allows Galifianakis to oscillate, with his usual stoic myopic cunning, between idiocy and ire.

    Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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