Movie 43 (2013)
Running Time: 94 minutes
Directed by: Bob Odenkirk, Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duff, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Richard Gere, and many more
Movie 43 comprises of a series of short films directed by various directors, and starring quite a list of big names from Hollywood. It started with a couple of teenage boys who in an attempt to prank the younger brother, informs him that they are in search of Movie 43 which is highly illegal and banned from various countries. So, in the attempt to locate this film, they stumble across a variety of short films on the internet.
First of all, I’m not sure what to say about the film. I think I found myself speechless by the end of the movie, trying to figure out what just happened in the last one hour and 30 minutes. They were certain segments that really crack me up, such as Middleschool Date, iBabe, Truth or Dare, and Machine Kids, but I did find myself repulse by some of the other segments, which I guess in some ways was the point of the film. It is a comedy filled with vulgar jokes, incredulous moments and parodies. Peter Farrelly’s segments do stand out for me, partially because it just reminded me so much of his previous films especially There’s Something About Mary. I applaud the A-listers who took up their roles in this film, due to the nature of it all.
Overall, it is a movie that is purely made for laughs, there is no thinking involved, or any deeper meaning behind every segment, it is an outrageous film. It is just a comedy film made for adults. Some may find it repulsive and unbearable to watch, others may find it enjoyable and refreshing. To me, it was a mixture of both worlds, nothing memorable though.
Rating: 4 out of 10