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Movie 43 (2013)
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I would be embarrassed if I were starring in this movie, 30 January 2013

I have to be honest- I walked into this movie with pretty low expectations to begin with. It is only on a rare occasion anymore that I actually buy a ticket for a movie with any hope that it might actually provide entertainment, which is a shame. This movie, however, just lowered the bar- by a LOT. Hands down one of the worst movies that I've ever seen- and that's saying something. It is just a gaggle of actors working on an acid-trip of a script. Every bit of comedy is based on shock value, which wears thin on your patience very early on. It's gross, lewd, and utterly lacking of any wit or connection with the audience. I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this to anyone- as I nearly went up to the box office and demanded a refund. It isn't even that I'm a prude or hate gross-out humor, I'm 18 for crying out loud- I just have the ability to recognize when someone put actual effort and thought into making a movie funny and when Hollywood is laughing AT US, instead of vice versa. Miss this one. 1/10

I Thought It Was Fantastic, 8 October 2012

Let me just say, it is refreshing to see that people are once again putting heart, soul, and character back into movies. I am a huge fan of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso, and many of the other figures that appeared in this movie, and I was happy to see them portrayed how I felt to be effectively. Even as a Conservative, I was able to laugh at some of the jokes at the Republican Party's expense, and the tasteless view of the world Gil's fiancé and in-laws were supposed to have as Right-Wingers. It didn't deter the magic of the movie for me at all, and goes to show that even though I might completely disagree with Woody Allen politically, there is no denying his true genius in cinema. Very funny, very charming, and somewhat inspiring. I could see myself in Gil more than once, and it felt good to have some of my closeted inner feelings about my own generation expressed on the silver screen. Great movie, would recommend it to anyone for an easy and fun viewing. 9/10.