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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

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Comedy. Exposed. See more »



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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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Not screened in advance for critics. See more »


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 »


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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Less amusing than repeatedly slamming your head in a door.
3 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

It's been an interesting week of viewing. I saw my first five-star film of the year, Lincoln, a film that will surely rank as one of the best by the time my end of year review comes around.

And then I watched Movie 43.

Is it possible for there to be a worse film in 2013? Please, no.

The fact 'they' couldn't find a decent title for Movie 43 says a great deal. But it doesn't say everything about it. Needless to say, it doesn't deserve a single star.

Something is rotten in the state of California. Somebody has either lobotomized some of Hollywood's major stars or has an awful lot of dirt on them. Why else would so many luminaries write, direct and appear in this god-awful, turgid quagmire of faeces and humourless exchanges if not for blackmail?

Stand up Richard Gere. Stand up Elizabeth Banks. Stand up Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Naomi Watts, Anna Farris, Kieran Culkin, Emma Stone, Kate Bosworth, Uma Thurman, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard… Stand up and be shamed and humiliated by your actions.

What the hell were you thinking???

I'm not going to tell you about the performances, the cinematography, the direction, the sets or the costumes. There is nothing complimentary to say about Movie 43. It is indefensible and prompted not even a single smile, let alone a laugh.

It has the flimsiest of plot devices that doesn't warrant the time spent to type it up. It is 90 minutes of 'segments' that attempt to be profoundly offensive and hilarious in equal measures and fail in both endeavours. It is a film that attempts to amuse with racism, incest, coprophilia…

Forget it. It stinks.

Don't waste your time. Don't waste your money. I came home and spent ten minutes licking a cheese grater and, trust me, it was an infinitely more amusing and satisfying experience.

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