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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

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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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1.85 : 1
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User Reviews

Movie 43 Is Cheap, Obscene & Highfalutin Claptrap!
30 April 2013 | by (the Entertainment Capital of India) – See all my reviews

The star power cannot save a movie if the script, plot, story, dialogs or any other film-making factor don't meet up at least to the minimum requisites. Movie 43 is not at all enjoyable & if you are tired of reading the same negative reviews everywhere, I will directly say - "DO NOT WATCH IT UNLESS YOU HAVE FREE TIME, NO MIND, NO CS & FREE TICKETS!"

The anthology made me grow inquisitive and boy, was it funny? Nope. Not at all. Rather, the short stories don't make any sense at all, and they don't quite make you laugh unless obscenity is your thing. There reached a time in this movie when I actually thought, "have we lost it? Have we lost the humor, here?" Jokes were vague, clichéd & partially porn- related. I seriously see how Wikipedia terms it to be one of the worst films ever made. Touche!

BOTTOM LINE: Movie 43 should've been named Unmovie 43! Not recommended!

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? NO

Language: Strong | Porn: Strong | Sex: Mediocre | Nudity: Critical | Alcohol, Smoking or Drugs: Mediocre | Violence: Mediocre | Obscenity: Infinity | Gore: Mild

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