->''"Comedy. Exposed."''

''Movie 43'' is a "comedy" AnthologyFilm, comprising 12 skits directed by Peter Farrelly, Creator/ElizabethBanks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Creator/BrettRatner and Jonathan van Tulleken.

It features an insane AllStarCast including Creator/HughJackman, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/EmmaStone, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/AnnaFaris, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/ChrisPratt, Creator/KristenBell, and Creator/ChloeMoretz.

The 12 skits are:
* ''The Pitch'': A fallen from grace film director (Creator/DennisQuaid) pitches a risky idea to a producer...
** ''The Thread'': In the international release, a different FramingDevice is used - three teenagers (Adam Cagley, Devin Eash and Mark L. Young) search the internet for a banned movie [[TitleDrop called]] Movie 43, and come across quite a bit of {{Filth}} in the process...
# ''The Catch'': A gorgeous couple (Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet) are dating, until the man shows a weird behavior...
# ''Homeschooled'': A boy's parents (Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts) homeschool him, up to the point of bullying him...
# ''The Proposition'': A young woman (Anna Faris) asks her boyfriend (Chris Pratt) to perform a disgusting sexual fetish on her...
# ''Veronica'': A girl (Emma Stone) and her boyfriend (Kieran Culkin) discuss their sexual relationship in public and in detail...
# ''iBabe'': A Creator/SteveJobs {{expy}} (Richard Gere) is evaluating the troubles his new kinky IProduct is having with his team...
# ''Super Hero Speed Dating'': Some superheroes and supervillains (Creator/JustinLong, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Bobby Cannavale, Kristen Bell, John Hodgman, Leslie Bibb, Will Carlough) troll each other in flash dates...
# ''Machine Kids'': A PublicServiceAnnouncement promotes better treatment of the kids that live in the machines we abuse when they don't function properly...
# ''Middleschool Date'': Two young boys (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jimmy Bennett) and their young girl friend (Chloë Grace Moretz) panic over her first menstrual period...
# ''Happy Birthday'': Some dude (Johnny Knoxville) catches a leprechaun (Gerard Butler) as a gift for his best friend's (Seann William Scott) birthday...
# ''Truth or Dare'': The most outrageous truth or dare game ever between two grown-ups (Halle Berry, Stephen Merchant) is about to begin...
# ''Victory's Glory'': A basketball coach (Terrence Howard) motivates his high school team to blast an all-white team...
# ''Beezel'': A woman (Elizabeth Banks) discovers that her boyfriend's (Josh Duhamel) cat is not what it seems...

The Blu-Ray adds a deleted one:
# ''Find Our Daughter'': A mother (Julianne Moore) and a father (Creator/TonyShalhoub) hire a private eye to find their missing daughter, despite her only reference footage being unorthodox...

!!This film provides examples of:
* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Pretty much the whole selling point of Terrence Howard's inspirational speech to his basketball team.
* ClusterFBomb: Courtesy of Kate Winslet in the trailer; [[NeverTrustATrailer it doesn't actually appear in the film.]]
-->"This is fucked up!"
* CringeComedy: A heavy dose of it.
* CriticalResearchFailure: InUniverse, during the iBabe bit:
-->'''Arlene''': Teenage boys are physically attracted to naked women.
-->'''Robert''': Our research doesn't support that, sir.
* HomeschooledKids: One skit involves a teenager being homeschooled by his parents, who want to give him an authentic high school experience. This involves being bullied by his own family, being ostracized in parties and his own dad calling people to look at the boy's "weird pubes".
* InstantTurnOff: One of the characters has been watching porn on his little brothers laptop for the sake of revenge. Along the way he comes across this porn star who he feels a deep connection with, towards the end of the film his Mom comes in wearing the same outfit as the porn star was earlier. He realizes that he has most likely been jacking off to his Mom, goes into shock and tries to [[GroinAttack rip off his own penis]], months later he has lost his ability to walk and is only capable of endlessly repeating the words ''[[MadnessMantra "I'm sorry"]]''.
* MinorFlawMajorBreakup: Discussed by the director after pitching "The Catch", stating that it's meant to be an exaggeration of the trope.
* MissingTrailerScene: Several. The trailer shows more footage of ''The Catch'' (see above), as well as an entirely new scene involving a man motorboating a dead woman's breasts in the morgue.
* NoEnding: "The Pitch", which is the closest thing this film has to an actual plot, ends with [[spoiler:the whole thing turning out to just be a movie being made when a SpecialEffectsFailure occurs. The story itself gets no actual conclusion.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Kate Bosworth in the iBabe skit.
-->'''Robert''': None of this could have seen this one coming.
-->'''Arlene''': I did!
-->'''Boss''': Take it easy, Erin Brockovich.
* PlayingCyrano: Batman's attempt to help Robin speed-dating. Robin namechecks Literature/CyranoDeBergerac. Batman doesn't recognise it, instead referring to ''Film/{{Roxanne}}''.
* QuoteMine: Somehow averted; the [=DVD=]/Blu-Ray cover doesn't have any positive blurbs from any critics, nor does it have anything taken out of context to even ''look'' positive.
* RefugeInAudacity: Each story just raises up how offensive it is from a coach telling his black basketball team they will win the game against a white team because they are black to two boys not knowing how to handle their female friend's period.
* RogerRabbitEffect: ''Beezel'', the last skit, is shot in live action, while Beezel, the titular cat, is animated.
* SchmuckBait: Invoked by Richard Roeper [[http://www.rogerebert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130123/REVIEWS/130129973/-1/RSS in his review]]:
-->As the ads for "Movie 43" promised (threatened?), you can't un-see this thing, so please: Stay away.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''The Groove Tube'' and ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie''.
* ThreateningShark: The fake Tampax commercial.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Most (if not all) of the movie's best jokes were given away by the trailers.
* UpToEleven: In ''Truth Or Dare'', the game is taken much, much further than just up to eleven, involving [[spoiler:horrifying plastic surgery for Halle Berry, a penis being tattooed on Stephen Merchant's face, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking listening to Snooki read Moby-Dick cover to cover]].]]
* VulgarHumor:
** ''Every single'' skit in the film is extremely vulgar and offensive in some way or another. Among all of them, arguably every trait of R-rated raunchiness is in here somewhere and used to its full potential.
** The one exception is the spoof PublicServiceAnnouncement ''Machine Kids'' which employs a heavy dose of surreal BlackComedy but no gross-out or sexual humour.