Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Rated 3.0

While this movie, giving a backstory to the terrific online acerbic talk show hosted by Zach Galifianakis, is a little on the unnecessary side, just the outtakes during the closing credits alone are enough to warrant a watch. When Zach, doing his show in North Carolina, almost kills Matthew McConaughey due to a ceiling leak, Will Ferrell, his boss, sends him on a mission to tape a bunch of shows, or else. So Zach and his crew go on a road trip. It’s a dumb premise, and not all of the jokes land, but the interviews with the likes of Paul Rudd and Tessa Thompson are a riot, and the occasional non-show related gag works. (I loved when Zack checked his email on his laptop while driving at night.) Ninety minutes of back-to-back Ferns interviews would’ve been better than this, but then we wouldn’t have the scene where Zach and crew steal Peter Dinklage’s Faberge eggs, so I guess I’m happy this exists in the end. (Streaming on Netflix.)