[Netflix] and chill? No. This side of the Paul Rudd segment (brill) it is all quite forgettable (pun there). Netflix is still stuck between top-tier, meta, game-changer & year-best and the halcyon days of blockbuster's bottom shelf of trashy meh meh flicks. It is either Annihilation or this. What's great online seldom is on film. Galifianakis shoulda hired a Wenders/Hellman/Herzog/Van Sant collab and do a road movie.
Superfluous. What's the point of turning a bite-sized web series into a full length movie when the narrative itself does not demand it or even allow it? Who needs the backstage drama? The logic of diminishing returns is becoming more and more apparent in the age of "binge watching". The desperation of Netflix managers to produce "content" to fill up an increasingly vast digital wasteland is frankly pathetic.
I'm a Comedy Bing Bong fan, a Baskets fan, a Lapkus fan. Between Two Ferns has never really appealed because it plays it straight even though we're aware it can't be (not like the genuine discomfort of Eric Andre). The movie plays it safe and doesn't give this talented cast enough opportunity to get weird or wild. Fine for the context I watched it, but very miss-able.
someone's gotta keep alive the spirit of nonsensical comedies that defy the structures of mainstream entertainment. nothing but love for Aukerman's lighthearted fun little movie. it's great to see these are still being made in the age of comic book dramas overtaking the comedy industry as well