Movie 43

Movie 43

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Director: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff

Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff


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An all-star team of directors including Peter Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, James Gunn, and Steve Carr pilot a powerhouse cast featuring Hugh Jackman,


An all-star team of directors including Peter Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, James Gunn, and Steve Carr pilot a powerhouse cast featuring Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Gerard Butler, Kate Winslet, Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Chloë Grace Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Terrence Howard, and Richard Gere in this anarchic, anything-goes comedy that shatters the boundaries of good taste.

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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
There are many comedy and film geeks who, at an impressionably young age, managed to see anthologies of lunacy like The Groove Tube, Kentucky Fried Movie, and Amazon Women on the Moon. However, it had been a very long time since anybody threw together a genuine all-star, not-for-all-ages collection of comedy shorts when Peter Farrelly and a handful of other directors decided to revive the moribund genre with the proudly R-rated Movie 43 -- and the results are predictably hit or miss. Framed by the story of a desperate screenwriter (Dennis Quaid) pitching ideas to a studio exec (Greg Kinnear), the film uses that device to show us the outrageous, offensive, and occasionally funny story lines the unhinged scripter spins. There's one about a married couple (Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts) homeschooling their son in a most twisted fashion, another about a woman (Kate Winslet) on a blind date with a man who has a graphically dangling physical abnormality, and a third about a speed-dating session in Gotham City. Honestly, the less you know about the setups of the dozen or so tales that play out over the course of the movie's running time, the better. Many of them are one-joke gags, too many of which are actually given away by the film's trailer. Highlights include a hilarious speech by JB Smoove directed at a loyal guy (Chris Pratt) whose girlfriend (Anna Faris) has asked him to do something unexpected, a seventh-grade girl getting her first period at an inopportune moment, and a throwaway line about recent European history from Stephen Merchant as a man on a first date that turns into an epic game of truth or dare. Thankfully, when you're dealing with this much material, nothing terrible lasts long enough to kill the mood entirely. Don't like the idea of a foulmouthed, kidnapped leprechaun going all Joe Pesci on a pair of idiots who want his gold? Just wait and you'll get a fake ad good enough -- but probably too explicit -- for Saturday Night Live. Even with segments directed by such well-known names as Farrelly, Brett Ratner, and Steven Brill, Movie 43 never once hits the status of a classic. If the sketches have any unifying style, it's that they go for shock value over genuine laughs most of the time -- you're amused by how far people this famous are willing to go, but not by the actual situation. If you're interested in seeing Oscar winners, Tony winners, and a bunch of genuinely talented people act out the raunchiest, most inappropriate material you're likely to see this year, Movie 43 fits the bill.

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Original Release:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features


Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kate Winslet Actor
Hugh Jackman Actor
Liev Schreiber Actor
Naomi Watts Actor
Jeremy Allen White Actor
Anna Faris Actor
Chris Pratt Actor
Kieran Culkin Actor
Emma Stone Actor
Jason Sudeikis Actor
Justin Long Actor
Leslie Bibb Actor
Uma Thurman Actor
Kristen Bell Actor
Bobby Cannavale Actor
John Hodgman Actor
Halle Berry Actor
Seann William Scott Actor
Elizabeth Banks Actor
Stephen Merchant Actor
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Actor
Gerard Butler Actor
Johnny Knoxville Actor
Richard Gere Actor
Jack McBrayer Actor
Kate Bosworth Actor
Aasif Mandvi Actor
Chloë Grace Moretz Actor
Christopher Mintz-Plasse Actor
Patrick Warburton Actor
Jimmy Bennett Actor
Josh Duhamel Actor
Terrence Howard Actor
Larry Sanders Actor
Jared Dudley Actor
Corey Brewer Actor

Technical Credits
Elizabeth Banks Director
Steven Brill Director
Steve Carr Director
Rusty Cundieff Director
James Duffy Director
Griffin Dunne Director
Patrik Forsberg Director,Screenwriter
Will Graham Director,Screenwriter
James Gunn Director,Screenwriter
Peter Farrelly Director,Producer
Brett Ratner Director
Jonathan Van Tulleken Director,Screenwriter
Marc Ambrose Co-producer
Jason Barhydt Co-producer
Jason Beckman Executive Producer
Bob Bowen Musical Direction/Supervision
Ron Burkle Executive Producer
Will Carlough Screenwriter
Tobias Carlson Screenwriter
Jason Colodne Executive Producer
Jason Felts Executive Producer
Jacob Fleisher Screenwriter
Tom Gormican Co-producer
Kenneth L. Halsband Co-producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Producer
Claes Kjellström Screenwriter
Jack Kukoda Screenwriter
Bill O'Malley Screenwriter
John Penotti Producer
Matthew Portenoy Screenwriter
Greg Pritikin Screenwriter
Rocky Russo Screenwriter
Olle Sarri Screenwriter
Elizabeth Wright Shapiro Screenwriter
Jeremy Sosenko Screenwriter
Tucker Tooley Executive Producer
Happy Walters Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles B. Wessler Producer
Tim Williams Executive Producer
Jonas Wittenmark Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Movie 43
1. Chapter 1 [2:29]
2. Chapter 2 [8:32]
3. Chapter 3 [5:52]
4. Chapter 4 [9:22]
5. Chapter 5 [4:29]
6. Chapter 6 [:18]
7. Chapter 7 [8:26]
8. Chapter 8 [2:52]
9. Chapter 9 [3:50]
10. Chapter 10 [5:02]
11. Chapter 11 [:34]
12. Chapter 12 [3:29]
13. Chapter 13 [5:09]
14. Chapter 14 [2:40]
15. Chapter 15 [8:31]
16. Chapter 16 [7:37]
17. Chapter 17 [14:41]


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Movie 43 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mchager More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money. One of the worst movies of all time. Deserves 0 stars.