Someone asked about the rating process. “We just submitted this version and got an R,” Wareheim said. “We were like, ‘Holy s–t! We DON’T have to cut out that penis-piercing scene!?’”
As the movie started, Wareheim said he was lingering in the lobby and caught some of the early walkouts.
“A woman and, I think, her two daughters were leaving right away,” he said. “She sees me, and under her breath, she goes, ‘Ugh … You call that creativity? I spent money on that s–t?’” He shrugged. “The movie is not for everyone. But there is a part of us that is like, ‘Yes!’ if it moves people to yell at it or get out. That’s great.”
The Sundance premiere of Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie came in advance of its video-on-demand debut this weekend.
If you want to cause a spectacle while walking out of it yourself, you’ll have to wait for the limited theatrical debut on March 2.
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