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Between Two Ferns: The Movie – A Film We Didn’t Know We Needed

Do you remember Zach Galifianakis’ weird interviews with Hollywood celebrities? Ever though it would be a great movie? No? You’re not alone, but here we are – with the film produced by Netflix.

Some jokes go pretty far. Tom Six, the infamous director of “The Human Centipede”, admitted that the idea for his opus magnum was born out of a ridiculous joke after a sixpack.

But Zach Galifianakis making a movie out of his extra-low-budget series “Between Two Ferns” is the new definition of trolling. Because there is literally no lore to explore, and nothing to delve into.

The film will be a truly star-studded effort, with appearances including Matthew McConaughey (who apparently dies in the film), Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage, Rashida Jones, Tessa Thompson, Keanu Reeves, David Letterman, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Rudd and more.

Justin Beevers, one of the guests of “Between Two Ferns”.

What “Between Two Ferns” exactly is?

Zach Galifianakis started ‘Between Two Ferns” a long time ago, back in days when his career was about to gain momentum by “The Hangover”. The idea of the show was a mild version of Eric Andre. Zach’s talk show was the kind of lame, uncomfortable conversation, with the host asking Bruce Willis which child of his own is his favourite one.

A series’ highlight was also the episode with Charlize Theron, who, at some point admitted she pissed herself a little out of laughter.

Is “Between Two Ferns” a material for a good movie?

That’s disputable.

Zach can sometimes wear the skin of a comedy genius, and he’s clearly loved in Hollywood. This creates unprecedented opportunities to not only mock celebrities as he pleases, but also look at the intriguing idea of turning a joke into a film. Some tried – I’m looking at you “The Human Centipede” – but it’s hard to speak of a success in that field.

Having said that, the trailer of the film, proudly brought by Netflix few days back, leaves little plot details revealed. The film will obviously focus on Zach and his quest to finish “Between Two Ferns”. However, that finish isn’t quite clear, probably even to Galifianakis himself.

Watch the trailer below:

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