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.