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Movie 43 - Film Review

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by Mieka Black (subscribe)
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Published February 11th 2013
Missed 1-42? Give this one a pass too

Initially I had no idea what Movie 43 was about. My friend showed me the clip and I was under the impression that it was some kind of parody comedy film. I was mostly impressed by the large names attached to this film (if you can call it a film) and foolishly assumed that because there were SO MANY reputable actors that it needed to be at least half decent. Why else would they sign up for it, right?

This disgrace can barely be called a film. It is absolutely appalling, it's a clusterfuck of short films put together by an apparent underlining plot involving Dennis Quaid and Greg Kinnear, which in itself is just as moronic as the film as a whole.

Even now, almost 24hrs since I saw the film I'm trying to comprehend HOW this possibly got made or even had the funding to get made. Steve Baker, Will Carlough, Jacob Fleisher, Patrik Forsberg, Matt Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Jeremy Sosenko and Elizabeth Shapiro should all be absolutely ashamed for being tied to this film as it's writers. Now, I'm a pretty easy going person. In fact, there is very little in this world that can actually offend me or repulse me, but to see SO much offensive content in one horrendous attempt at a film, well it's actually appalling and embarrassing. Is this what the human race as diminished itself to? Racism, incest, animated animal erotica.

I would not ever suggest this film to ANY individual I know and I actually regret spending $16 to see this film - let me however give you a brief overview of the film.

We open to Dennis Quaid pitching a movie idea to Greg Kinnear, this results in a film short featuring Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman. The pair are set up as a blind date, Hugh's character is described as the most perfect catch for any woman, Kate is tremendously excited when seeing what he looks like. The pair go to a restaurant, remove their scarves and we discover that Hugh has testicles on his neck. Yes, two big ass balls hanging from his neck. The skit goes on as Kate being the only individual to actually acknowledge that he is a ballchinnien (oh wait sorry, wrong film). We see him get white sauce on his balls, we see his balls sit on top of a babies head and we also see them in Kate Winslet's face and yes, I am still referring to the ones on his neck/chin region. There is no real punch-line to this, and just as you get to the point of utter disgust, the short is cut and you're returned back to Dennis and Greg.

The film continues in this manner, Dennis pitching ideas. We see Anna Faris wanting to be "pooped" on and it's explained how you only shit on sluts (you poop on those you love) as well as seeing Chris Patt shit all over the place as he's hit by a car. We see Halle Berry make guacamole with her breasts, Stephen Merchant become Asian with plastic surgery. We see Richard Gere invent the "iBabe" with it's poorly placed cooling fan that is mangling men's penises. Naomi Watts busts out some incest on her home-schooled son once, twice, maybe three times. We also get to see men hysterically ignorant to the female period and we get some nice family loving racism with Terrance Howard. Oh and let's not forget the final skit with Elizabeth Banks and Josh Duhamel, nothing is funnier then an animated cat that masturbates over its owner and urinates all over its owner's girlfriend before watching said girlfriend get stabbed to death by children for hitting the cat with a shovel.

And you're beginning to understand just why this is a sorry excuse for a film.

I wouldn't give this film a single star or rating out of 5, it's actually the worst film I've ever endured. That said, I can picture many jokes and lines coming from this film, known as the worst film with the most frequently used quotes.

Good job Hollywood!

Directed by Steve Carr, Elizabeth Banks, James Duffy, Peter Farrelly, James Gunn, Patrik Forsberg, Brett Ratner, Steven Brill, Bob Odenkirk, Griffin Dunne, Rusty Cundieff

Censorship Rating: MA15

Film Rating: 0.5/5 (and that's being generous)
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You can literally hear the disappointment and frustration that this movie generates in this well-written article, Mieka! I totally agree with you, 0.5 really is being generous! Absolute waste of money, time and production value.
by Tema (score: 2|855) 2736 days ago
Censorship as such is not done in Australia. We have Classification now, a considerable freeing up. True that a lot of the film industry has not realised and keeps using the term 30 years later!
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