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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Charlie Wessler (segment "The Pitch")
Greg Kinnear ... Griffin Schraeder (segment "The Pitch")
Common ... Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")
Charlie Saxton ... Jay (segment "The Pitch")
Will Sasso ... Jerry (segment "The Pitch")
Odessa Rae ... Danita (segment "The Pitch")
Seth MacFarlane ... Seth MacFarlane (segment "The Pitch")
Mike Meldman Mike Meldman ... Mike Meldman (segment "The Pitch")
Hugh Jackman ... Davis (segment "The Catch")
Kate Winslet ... Beth (segment "The Catch")
Julie Claire ... Pamela (segment "The Catch")
Katie Finneran ... Angie (segment "The Catch")
Roy Jenkins ... Ray (segment "The Catch")
Rocky Russo Rocky Russo ... Waiter Jake (segment "The Catch")
Anna Madigan ... 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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Comedy. Exposed. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sticky Situation See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,805,878, 27 January 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,828,771, 10 March 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | Dolby (Professional Reference Monitor)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

George Clooney turned down a cameo as himself, in a segment where he would be shown to be bad at picking up women. His response, reportedly, was "no fucking way." See more »

Quotes

Fake Robin: What the hell are you doing here, Batman? You're gonna ruin this!
Fake Batman: Calm down! Look, I read on Twitter that a supervillain is gonna bomb this loser meet-and-greet so I'm here to save the day like I do all the time. I mean, you know, it's my thing. I'm the Batman.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The wraparound involving the segments being movie pitches was replaced in the UK Alternate Cut Version, released on the UK Blu-Ray, with an alternate wraparound about two teenagers and an 11-year-old trying to find the most banned movie in the world. See more »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: Warm Bodies and Movie 43 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Spiegel Im Spiegel
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Tasmin Little, Martin Roscoe
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Easy watching, a good laugh if it's your sort of thing. Generally misunderstood
27 May 2017 | by jpa2005See all my reviews

Personally find it entertaining. Easy to watch. If you take out the crappy base storyline with the 3 twits it's OK. I don't think people realise the point of this film. It's just a sketch movie. It's not meant to be a masterpiece. Millions of people watch sketches like this on YouTube everyday but may a movie well that's just ridiculous, calm down. It's way better than south park which is just swearing angry kids and sex.


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