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 hits the road to do celebrity interviews to restore his reputation.

Cast & Crew

Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis
Ginger Gonzaga
Will's Receptionist
Mary Scheer
Frannie Scheindlin
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
Ryder Blackburn
Marcus
Scott Aukerman
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Lindsay Rodger
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Benjamin Kasulke
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Brendan Walsh
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Critic Reviews for Between Two Ferns: The Movie

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (43) | Rotten (15)

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

    September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

    Glen Weldon

    NPR
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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.

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

    Ben Travers

    indieWire
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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.

    September 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.

    September 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.

    September 20, 2019 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry

    CNN.com
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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.

    September 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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  • Feb 07, 2020
    Adding to the list of films like Prairie Home Companion and Angry Video Game Nerd on the list of things turned into movies that were really never meant to be movies, BTF surprisingly works. Essentially it's a road movie, and I like road movies, and it has a distinct sense of humor that borders on surreal while never breaking completely into fantasy. It's shockingly funny too. Not just the Ferns segments, which maintain the web series' style, but the surrounding road segments as well. Will Ferrell as a coked up executive version of himself was especially great. It keeps to Ferns humor and it's hilarious.
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