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Movie 43 (2013)

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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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Charlie Wessler (segment "The Pitch")
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Griffin Schraeder (segment "The Pitch")
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Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")
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Jay (segment "The Pitch")
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Jerry (segment "The Pitch")
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Danita (segment "The Pitch")
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Mike Meldman ...
Mike Meldman (segment "The Pitch")
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Davis (segment "The Catch")
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Beth (segment "The Catch")
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Pamela (segment "The Catch")
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Angie (segment "The Catch")
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Ray (segment "The Catch")
Rocky Russo ...
Waiter Jake (segment "The Catch")
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Abby (segment "The Catch")
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Storyline

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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Cover your eyes. Block your ears. Once you've seen it, you can't unsee it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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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25 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sticky Situation  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$8,828,771 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Not screened in advance for critics, because Rouge Pictures was afraid of bad reviews making audiences miss the film. The film was ultimately considered as one of the worst films ever made. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the skit, "The Proposition", Anna Faris's character is called Julie and Chris Pratt's character is called Doug. In the credits, they are called Vanessa and Jason. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: They're not trying to take over your world, they're just trying to find a little place in your hearts. Remember, machines: they're full of kids.
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Crazy Credits

The "Beezel" segment runs in between the segment credits and the rest of the credits. See more »

Connections

References NCIS (2003) See more »

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Cleveland
Written by William Goodrum
Performed by William Goodrum
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A great big middle finger at everyone that's ever written something
18 March 2014 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

The title is this review says it all. This movie isn't just bad. It is INTENTIONALLY bad. Not just in the sense that it goes out of its way over and over again to be offensive, but in that it goes well out of its way to avoid ever being funny.

If you have ever written a script, poem or short story, it is guaranteed to be better than Movie 43. And Movie 43 in turn is a collective effort by some of Hollywood's greatest underachievers to rub it in your face that you will never get to work in Hollywood -- that they can crank out the greatest travesty in the English language and, not only will they get it on the big screen, but all of the biggest names in Hollywood will be forced to degrade themselves in the process, while your life's work will continue to collect dust while you continue to live in a perpetual state of wage slavery.


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