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Movie 43
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Jul 9, 2013 By: Chris Bumbray
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Director:
Various

Actors:
Elizabeth Banks
Hugh Jackman
Kate Winslet
Richard Gere
Halle Berry

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A star-studded collection of comedy shorts, each more horrifyingly unfunny than the last.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
MOVIE 43 is just as bad as you've been hearing. For two weeks it sat on my coffee table unopened. I had received the Blu-ray in the mail to review, but I put off watching it until the last possible moment. It sat on my table taunting me, and I knew sooner or later I'd have to bite the bullet, and give this "movie" a shot.

MOVIE 43 is so bad I'm surprised my Blu-ray player didn't spit it out. It's just atrocious. How the heck did Relativity Media somehow convince a veritable who's who of Hollywood names to slum it in such a horrifyingly bad movie? Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks (who also directed a segment), Anna Faris, Kristen Bell, Richard Gere (clearly embarrassed), Gerard Butler, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Emma Stone, etc. These are pretty talented, and allegedly smart people. They had to realize they were in a clunker, right? I'm thinking they must have either gotten paid ridiculously high salaries for very little work, or the producers must have had career-ending dirt on the lot of them.

The absolute strangest thing about MOVIE 43 is that despite all of the talent involved, it never- not for one second- works. Heck, it doesn't even come close! Right from the get-go, where Hugh Jackman sports a hairy scrotum growing out of his neck, it's clear that MOVIE 43 is a disaster of epic proportions. It never gets better, with the idiotic comedy shorts being so bad that even if the film was chopped up, the sketches probably wouldn't even make it on to Funny or Die, no matter how many stars are involved. You have to wonder if perhaps the movie is intentionally bad, and if everyone was somehow gunning to sweep the Razzies. This is so embarrassingly bad that were it not for the track records of some of the actors involved this would be a one-way ticket to movie jail.
THE EXTRAS
MOVIE 43 is mercifully short of extras, although two versions of the film are included, one being the theatrical version the other being a so-called outrageous edition . I think the main difference is that the framing device is different. There's also a deleted short called "Find Our Daughter" that's directed by Bob Odenkirk and stars Julianne Moore.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Richard Roeper called MOVIE 43 "the CITIZEN KANE of awful" and I'm inclined to agree. There's nothing worse than a bad comedy, and MOVIE 43 is a VERY bad comedy. This is a true, honest to God piece of crap and one that I'm sure everyone involved with this bitterly regrets ever taking part in.
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10:50AM on 07/09/2013
Couldn't agree more, brother. This was one of the worst movies I've ever had to sit through. How it came into being is a perplexing mind blowing enigma that we'll clearly never understand.
Couldn't agree more, brother. This was one of the worst movies I've ever had to sit through. How it came into being is a perplexing mind blowing enigma that we'll clearly never understand.
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5:14AM on 07/09/2013

It wasn't that bad.

Well, at least the short with Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, I thought it was really funny. The one with Terrence Howard was also funny. The other ones... Meh...
Well, at least the short with Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, I thought it was really funny. The one with Terrence Howard was also funny. The other ones... Meh...
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4:02AM on 07/09/2013
Gah, this was so bad. It was humiliating to watch, so Lord knows how any of the actors managed to get through shooting it. But a paycheck is a paycheck, it's never been clearer than here. And Julianne Moore was going to be in this?! Wow. I really hope this takes the Worst Picture Razzie over something like Grown-Ups 2, because no matter how inane Sandler and gang get, it really cannot scrape the bottom of the barrel more than this dreck.
Gah, this was so bad. It was humiliating to watch, so Lord knows how any of the actors managed to get through shooting it. But a paycheck is a paycheck, it's never been clearer than here. And Julianne Moore was going to be in this?! Wow. I really hope this takes the Worst Picture Razzie over something like Grown-Ups 2, because no matter how inane Sandler and gang get, it really cannot scrape the bottom of the barrel more than this dreck.
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2:27AM on 07/09/2013
I know what the problem with this movie was. In every one of the skits, those involved thought that they were making the shitty off the wall one that was pretty much filler, when in fact all of them were making shit.
I know what the problem with this movie was. In every one of the skits, those involved thought that they were making the shitty off the wall one that was pretty much filler, when in fact all of them were making shit.
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