* AllStarCast: One of the film's main selling points. The cast has (in order of appearance) Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/GregKinnear, Creator/SethMacFarlane, [[Series/MadTV Will Sasso]], Creator/HughJackman, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/LievSchreiber, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/ChrisPratt, Creator/AnnaFaris, [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld Kieren Culkin]], Creator/EmmaStone, Creator/RichardGere, [[Series/ThirtyRock Jack McBrayer]], [[Film/SupermanReturns Kate Bosworth]], [[Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart Aasif Mandvi]], Creator/JustinLong, [[Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise John Hodgeman]], Creator/KristenBell, Creator/UmaThurman, [[Film/AntMan Bobby Cannavale]], Creator/JasonSudeikis, [[Film/IronMan1 Leslie Bibb]], [[Series/ThirtyRock Katrina Bowden]], Creator/ChloeMoretz, [[Film/KickAss Christopher Mintz Plasse]], Creator/PatrickWarburton, [[Series/{{Veep}} Matt Walsh]], [[Series/JackAss Johnny Knoxville]], [[Film/AmericanPie Seann William Scott]], Creator/GerardButler, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/StephenMerchant, [[Series/JerseyShore Snooki]], [[Series/{{Empire}} Terrence Howard]], [[WesternAnimation/TheReplacements Josh Duhamel]], and Creator/ElizabethBanks. Creator/JulianneMoore, Creator/TonyShalhoub, Creator/BobOdenkirk, and Creator/AntonYelchin star in deleted sketches. The Blu-ray cover was just the film's title with photos of the film's most famous actors on it.
* AwesomeDearBoy:
** Subverted. '''[[http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/movie-43-casting-guilt/ Hugely]]'''. Hugh Jackman was the first actor cast, after reading the script and agreeing to be a part of the film. After talking to the multiple agents of Kate Winslet, she eventually agreed to take part. The Winslet-Jackman sketch was shot shortly after, and became the reel to attract other A-list stars. It was then that stars approached to the project actually wanted out: Richard Gere at first said yes—but also said he would not be available for more than a year. So the producers actually waited him out, convinced his sketch was good. Gere eventually told them he was free to shoot, on just a couple of conditions: They had to do it in four days, and they needed to relocate the shoot from Los Angeles to New York City. Colin Farrell initially agreed to be in the Gerard Butler leprechaun sketch as Butler's character's brother, also a leprechaun, but he backed out and Butler played the brother himself. Peter Farrelly later said, "They clearly wanted out! But we wouldn't let them. The strategy was simple: 'Wait for them. Shoot when they want to shoot. Guilt them to death.' It didn't work on everyone."
** Played straight with Creator/StephenMerchant, who makes no apologies for the film and stated he signed on mainly to be around Creator/HalleBerry.
* DeletedRole: Several (see WhatCouldHaveBeen). Also, Bob Odenkirk directed two segments that didn't make it into the US cut of the final movie, but is nonetheless still listed in the credits.
* DirectedByCastMember: Creator/ElizabethBanks directed one of the segments, though the one she herself appeared in was directed by Creator/JamesGunn.
* DuelingMovies: Another AnthologyFilm filled with VulgarHumor, Creator/VinceOffer's ''[=InAPPropriate=] Comedy'', came out shortly after this.
* NoBudget: Despite an impressive AllStarCast, ''Movie 43'' was filmed on a $6 million budget.
* NotScreenedForCritics: Though they panned it regardless, with Richard Roeper, in a review on Creator/RogerEbert's website, calling it "the ''Film/CitizenKane'' of awful". He has mentioned in previous reviews that he had a special "memory erasing pill" he saved in case [[BrainBleach he saw a movie that was REALLY bad]]; this movie made him take it, and it didn't work.
* OldShame: With the exception of Farrelly, ''no one'' involved seems particularly proud of the finished product. If the reviews are anything to go by, this one managed to be ''even worse''. At the film's premiere, the only actors who showed up were Seann William Scott, Chloe Moretz, Common, and Jimmy Bennett. Others, like Elizabeth Banks and Kristen Bell were going to attend, but dropped out at the last minute, with one magazine claiming they were "too scared". And if [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRbIT0Jcl88 Scott's red carpet interview]] was any indication, it sounds like the only reason he went was because he was hoping to see Halle Berry. Creator/HughJackman [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/KingPatel/news/?a=99524 even went back in time to tell his younger self to not do this movie]].
* PlayingAgainstType: This may be the only time you'll get to see Naomi Watts dress up like a high school teenager and calling some kid "fuckface".
* RealLifeRelative: Creator/ChrisPratt and Creator/AnnaFaris were a couple in real life too.
* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: The film began production in 2009 and was intended to ready for a 2010 release. Then original distributor Overture Films sold the rights (and later had everything at the studio but the name sold) to Creator/RelativityMedia, who continued to keep it in-and-out of production (missing a planned Spring 2012 date) until finally releasing it in 2013.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film began production in 2009, and it shows, as several of the references are dated.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Farrelly wanted Creator/GeorgeClooney to do a cameo as himself in a segment where he would be shown to be bad at picking up women. Clooney's response, reportedly, was "[[PrecisionFStrike No fucking way]]".
** Colin Farrell was originally cast as the Leprechaun's brother.
** Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone were initially set to direct a segment, but later dropped out.
** The framing device was initially supposed to involve three teenagers going on a treasure hunt to find the mysterious ''Movie 43'' of the plot and the rest of the segments would be featured as what the characters thought was it but wasn't. It was eventually used in the international version of the film, while the U.S. version used the 'movie producer' version.
** Creator/SamRockwell was originally attached to reprise Batman in the superhero segment (which was intended to be a sequel to the short film ''Robin's Big Date'') but pulled out to do ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'' instead.
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* ''Movie 43'' was '''the''' movie to win the Worst Picture of 2013 [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie]].