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Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

Online talk show Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis is getting the movie treatment, courtesy of Netflix.

Production is already (and secretly) underway on a feature version of the popular and barb-filled show that hails from Funny or Die.

Scott Aukerman, who directed many of the series' segments and co-created the program, is helming the movie that once again sees Galifianakis as the inappropriate host of a low-budget talk show. Galifianakis plays a broad version of himself and has conducted often awkward and uncomfortable interviews with celebrity guests such as Justin Bieber, Jon Hamm and Brad Pitt.

The format looks to continue in some form as an all-star lineup has shot, or is slated to shoot, appearances. Peter Dinklage, David Letterman, Keanu Reeves and Galifianakisí Hangover cohorts Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper are on the docket, according to sources.

Two Ferns appeared sporadically but consistently on Funny or Die between 2008 and 2014. It returned in 2016 with an edition that featured then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, which was viewed more than 30 million times in 24 hours. Two Ferns returned again in 2018 with a segment guest-starring Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B.

Galifianakis is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Morris Yorn.
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re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

I’m speechless.

I assume that they’re going to open it up. Like the Wayne’s World movie. I mean it’s not just going to be 2 hours of interviews right?

Then again, it worked for Borat.
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re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

I assume it'll be more The Larry Sanders show with Zach's Between Two Ferns character.
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re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

Originally Posted by RichC2
I assume it'll be more The Larry Sanders show with Zach's Between Two Ferns character.
This is what I'm thinking. I hope it works out.
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re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

Wayne's World or It's Pat, the Movie?

They gave themselves a difficult task.
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I can't see how this will work...but whatever.
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re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

They'll greenlight anything now.
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re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

Well that was unexpected. I enjoy the show so I admit that I'm really curious about this.

Originally Posted by RichC2
I assume it'll be more The Larry Sanders show with Zach's Between Two Ferns character.
That's what I was thinking, and it definitely could work. Could.
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Zach Galifianakis and his oddball crew take a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation. Celebrity cameos include:

Matthew Mcconaughey
Will Ferrell
Peter Dinklage
Benedict Cumberbatch
Paul Rudd
Tiffany Haddish
Brie Larson
Keanu Reeves
Jon Hamm
David Letterman
Jason Schwartzman
Adam Scott
John Cho
Chance the Rapper
Rashida Jones
Hailee Steinfeld
John Legend
Chrissy Teigen
Tessa Thompson

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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

This could work.
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

Why did the chicken strip line work.

Why did I laugh at that.

Also, sold.
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

I love Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang Bang show on IFC (which is over, I believe). This makes sense and I think I'll enjoy it.
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

Pretty shabby. The only funny bits were the interview questions, so why bother watching this instead of the show? Hate to be so negative, but the fake-documentary premise was pointless. For every wonderful Things We Do In Shadows, there seems to be half a dozen movies like this, where you get the idea the documentary style was chosen because the filmmakers were too lazy or creatively bankrupt come up with an idea of how to make a real movie.

Something positive: I did like was their building on the motel-porn joke from Rat Race. I don't honestly don't mind seeing jokes repeated when something new is added to them.

"I'm not paying for this!"

"Yes, but, you already did."
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

I watched about 20 minutes last night and laughed my ass off. I suspect the actors are in on it but, man, they're so dead-panned they have me fooled and I couldn't care less. This is funny stuff.
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

They are in on it.

The end credits were the best part.
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

^^ Well kudos to Keanu Reeves when he said "I'm pretending like I'm having fun right now... do you believe me?". Such a dead-panned delivery and made me crack up.
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

I was under the impression that while the actors are in on it, they donít know what questions Galifianakis is going to ask but they are playing along.

Iím not sure if theyíre using that same structure of this movie though.
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

Is this any good? I haven't had time to watch it yet, but I laughed and laughed at that trailer - and I've never been a fan of "Two Ferns." Does the movie deliver or is all the best stuff in the trailer?
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Is this any good? I haven't had time to watch it yet, but I laughed and laughed at that trailer - and I've never been a fan of "Two Ferns." Does the movie deliver or is all the best stuff in the trailer?
It's mostly Ferns "interviews" with the typical road trip tropes thrown in. I thought it was great, but the interviews are the best parts.
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

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I was under the impression that while the actors are in on it, they donít know what questions Galifianakis is going to ask but they are playing along.
That seems the most likely, but the cut scenes at the end does make it seem like there were multiple takes of the interviews. It could be that they start out not knowing the questions, but sometimes go back and redo if Zack or the guest laugh too much.
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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

I'm sure it depends on who it is. You weren't going to have him throwing out stuff like "What's it like to be the last black president?" without some prior knowledge to the interviewee (apparently they shot that entire one twice). But on the other hand, I'm sure a few just do it Weekend Update style, and they try to make each other laugh.

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Re: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019, D: Aukerman) S: Zach Galifianakis-- Netflix

I've seen multiple interviews with Zach where he says with actors he doesn't go over anything with them about what is going to happen. They come on the show knowing what the format is and that he is going to make fun of them and make fun of celebrity interviews. He mentions one big name actor (who he wouldn't name) that wanted him to edit things out afterwards and he told them no. With the Obama one he says he submitted most of the questions to one of Obama's staff and they said they were all fine to ask.

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