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Movie 43 (2013)

R | | Comedy | 25 January 2013 (USA)
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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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Everything you've heard about this movie is true. Unspeakable. Unforgivable. Unbelievable. Unsafe. Unreal. And just plain wrong. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truth or Dare 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

Gross USA:

$8,828,771
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Rockwell was originally attached to reprise his role as Batman in the superhero segment (which was intended to be a sequel to the short film Robin's Big Date (2005)) but pulled out to do Seven Psychopaths (2012) instead. See more »

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In the second segment, the guy is pouring coffee into a cup being held, after the scene change, the cup is on the coffee table. See more »

Quotes

Brian: You fucked my girlfriend, dude!
Pete: One time... for a week.
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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 »


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Drop the Dress
Written by Laurent Parisi
Performed by Laurent Parisi
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Maybe the Most Unpleasant Time I've Ever Had in a Theatre
11 September 2017 | by CANpatbuck3664See all my reviews

I want to keep this review short and sweet. Although this review is years late, I was one of the poor idiots who bought tickets to see this on opening weekend. I laughed once or twice at the trailer and I always try to remain an optimist even though the RT score was just terrible. 15 minutes in, I knew I was in trouble. Halfway through, there were points my inner monologue was screaming at just how unfunny this was. When the end credits rolled, I was in disbelief at what I had seen. How could this many talented people come together to make one of the worst pieces of *#!^ I had ever seen? Even if you just love watching crappy movies, this is still something that shouldn't be watched under any circumstances.

This is an anthology movie so we have a central thread where Charlie (Dennis Quaid) is holding a film executive Griffin (Greg Kinnear) at gun point and he's going through all his ideas for new movies. The rest of the movie is comprised of skits featuring A and B list actors/actresses. It was inspired by classic anthologies like Kentucky Fried Movie and was brought to life by Charlie Wessler and Peter Farrelly. The talent in front of the camera is astounding. Listing even some of the actors: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Liev Schreiber, Naomie Watts, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Emma Stone etc. This is a director's dream (there's a different director for almost every skit) and yet the end result is horrifyingly bad. The plot really is secondary, the separate skits are all based on some gross-out gag (incest, testicles, periods, crapping on your significant other to give you a couple of examples) and I would normally criticize the creative team for running things into the ground but you have to be funny in the first place.

The skits range from at best being mediocre (Veronica wasn't funny but it wasn't offensively bad), to bad (iBabe, The Catch), to the downright awful (Beezel took the cake and it was regrettably directed by James Gunn). There isn't anything humorous or even redeemable about this movie.

Watching another terrible movie (Branded) brought me back to thinking about this. This holds the distinction of being maybe one of five movies I've ever scored lower than a 3. If you show up with a camera, some actors and a script, I'll spot you 3 points. You have to do something to make me angry or offend me to go lower. This is an especially bad movie that deserves every bit of venom that was launched at it. Don't watch this movie.


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