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Film: Movie 43
"Comedy. Exposed."

Movie 43 is a comedy Anthology Film, comprising 12 skits directed by Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner and Jonathan van Tulleken.

It features an insane All-Star Cast including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Uma Thurman, Chris Pratt, Kristen Bell, and Chloe Moretz.

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

Infamous for employing Vulgar Humor to unbelievable levels, earning a bad reputation from both critics and audiences. It even won the Golden Raspberry Award!

This film provides examples of:

  • Black Is Bigger in Bed: Pretty much the whole selling point of Terrence Howard's inspirational speech to his basketball team.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Courtesy of Kate Winslet in the trailer; it doesn't actually appear in the film.
    "This is fucked up!"
  • Cringe Comedy: A heavy dose of it.
  • Homeschooled Kids: 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".
  • Missing Trailer Scene: 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.
  • No Ending: "The Pitch", which is the closest thing this film has to an actual plot, ends with the whole thing turning out to just be a movie being made when a Special Effects Failure occurs. The story itself gets no actual conclusion.
  • Only Sane Man: Kate Bosworth in the iBabe skit.
  • Refuge in Audacity: 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.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: Beezel, the last skit, is shot in live action, while Beezel, the titular cat, is animated.
  • Schmuck Bait: Invoked by Richard Roeper in his review:
    As the ads for "Movie 43" promised (threatened?), you can't un-see this thing, so please: Stay away.
  • Spiritual Successor: The Groove Tube and The Kentucky Fried Movie.
  • Threatening Shark: The fake Tampax commercial.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: Most (if not all) of the movie's best jokes were given away by the trailers.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The film began production in 2009 and it shows as several of the references are dated.
  • Up to Eleven: In Truth Or Dare, the game is taken much, much further than just up to eleven, involving horrifying plastic surgery for Halle Berry, a penis being tattooed on Stephen Merchant's face, and listening to Snooki read Moby-Dick cover to cover.
  • Vulgar Humor:
    • 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 Public Service Announcement Machine Kids which employs a heavy does of surreal Black Comedy but no gross out or sexual humour.

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