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Movie 43 (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  25 January 2013 (USA)
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A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Wessler (segment "The Pitch")
Griffin Schraeder (segment "The Pitch")
Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")
Jay (segment "The Pitch")
Jerry (segment "The Pitch")
Danita (segment "The Pitch")
Mike Meldman ...
Mike Meldman (segment "The Pitch")
Davis (segment "The Catch")
Beth (segment "The Catch")
Pamela (segment "The Catch")
Angie (segment "The Catch")
Ray (segment "The Catch")
Rocky Russo ...
Waiter Jake (segment "The Catch")
Abby (segment "The Catch")


Ineffectual, 'has-been' film-maker (Dennis Quaid) swindles his way into an interview with a film executive (Greg Kinnear) in order to pitch an outrageous and controversial comedy manuscript. After pitching the first of his thirteen offbeat fables, the dejected artist forces the rest of his disjointed allegory on the executive at gunpoint. He tells stories of a woman on a blind date with a man who has testicles growing from his neck, in another a smitten woman offers her neck to her boyfriend to 'poop' on -as a sign of commitment and love. In yet another two parents take home-schooling to a whole new level of indecency, striving to give their isolated teenage son all the 'regular' torment and humiliation of puberty by bullying, peer-pressuring and even seducing him themselves. An off-beat, elephant-in-the-room type film. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy. Exposed. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong pervasive crude and sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Truth or Dare  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,805,878 (USA) (25 January 2013)


$8,828,771 (USA) (8 March 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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User Reviews

25 January 2013 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I have never written a review before, but I feel that writing one is the best way to clean my mind of the crappy film I have witnessed. This movie was extremely awful. The humor attempts to be "offending", but it instead sounds like something an 8th grader finds humorous. In fact, even an 8th grader would tire of the pathetic nonsense that is Movie 43.

The plot centers around two teenagers that make up an outrageous picture. However, I've heard it's different for other parts of the world. I'm currently in the UK, so the kids wraparound is what I saw. Their little brother looks for it on the world wide web and ends up finding lots of clips that we get the displeasure of seeing. There's one called "The Catch" where Kate Winslet goes on a blind date with Hugh Jackman. However, get this: Hugh Jackman has penises where penises aren't supposed to be! Just hear the crickets sing. I can hear the screenwriter just laughing and laughing as he adds more unfunny jokes about poop and semen.

Also, the hilarious basketball sketch where they comment on the fact that basketball players are mostly black! Wow! It's so funny! Naked women and iPads! It's funny too!

In short, Movie 43 is a disjointed mess, full of lousy jokes, terrible writing, and actors that no doubt deserve to be in something else. Now, I'm going to rally up Best Actor/Actresses winners to be in my new screenplay, "Boners of Fire". Just kidding, of course. I'm not THAT evil.

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