not for kids
Depraved, unfunny anthology comedy wastes tons of talent.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Movie 43 is a collection of short but over-the-top comedy films (directed by the likes of Peter Farrelly) that are tied together with a wraparound sequence about a writer making a pitch at a Hollywood studio. The content is astoundingly vulgar, loaded with sex (including full-frontal female nudity) and sexual innuendo, depravity, the foulest language imaginable ("f--k," "s--t," and much more), some violence, and drinking and drug use. The film boasts an incredible cast of talented actors and a funny trailer, so teens will no doubt be interested in seeing it. But the situations are so depraved and of a negative nature that any and all potential viewers are hereby warned.
- Families can talk about Movie 43's sexual situations. Are there any relationships in the movie that could be defined as healthy or positive? What messages does the movie send about sex?
- Some segments revolve around cruelty to children and teens. Are they funny? Why or why not? Who are they intended to appeal to?
- In the final sequence, an animated cat is involved in some of the movie's most depraved humor. Does the fact that the cat isn't real affect the impact of those scenes?
The good stuff
Messages: Mostly very iffy/problematic behavior (with little consequence), including greed, lust, threats, and revenge.
Role models: No characters behave admirably or responsibly, and the segments aren't long enough for them to learn or change.
What to watch for
Violence: Characters threaten one another with guns and grenades. Two guys fight with two leprechauns, with punching, shooting, and lots of blood. Parents humiliate their teenage son by throwing basketballs at his head. A teen girl gets her first period; blood is shown. There's a discussion of men losing their hands and penises while using a "naked girl iPod." A man punches another man in a restaurant. A woman gets hit by a car and then tries to kill an animated cat with a shovel.
Sex: A naked woman is shown full-frontal; she's an "iBabe," which is a something like a life-size iPod. Several other women are shown topless in the same sequence. Halle Berry mixes guacamole with her naked breast in another sequence; she's seen later with huge, naked (and obviously fake) breasts. A woman asks her boyfriend to poop on her during sex. A mother and father play sexually charged scenarios with their teenage son. A man has a pair of testicles hanging from his neck. A man has a climaxing penis tattooed on his face. An animated cat is shown masturbating (including inserting a brush into his anus). Strong innuendo and heavy kissing.
Language: Language is extremely strong and includes frequent use of "f--k," "s--t," "fag," "pubes," "d--k," "suck off," "blow," "boobies," "ass," "balls," "vag," "vagina," "beaver," "son of a bitch," "butthole," "masturbate," "jizz," "p---y," "c--k," "c--t," "prick," "douche," the "N" word," "hell," "crap," "damn," "goddamn," "oh my God," and more.
Consumerism: Match.com is mentioned. The Rocksmith video game is shown.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: A teen party is briefly shown, with suggestions of drinking and drugs. Adults drink vodka at dinner.
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Salute your Shorts! by MedRed
Movie 43 is the result of actors and actresses getting together to have fun without caring what the critics think. This movie has no redeeming value other than just being fun!
Crass, rude,raunchy, vulgar, indecent, gross... I don't know how many other synonyms I can use to describe the humor. Everything hinges on shock value and randomness.
This movie is ridiculous. Don't get caught up in the wrapper that surrounds the shorts... just enjoy each skit on its own. Some jokes fall flat, but I continued smiling throughout most of the movie.
If you know what adult_swim is, enjoy Family Guy, enjoyed National Lampoon's Van Wilder, and wonder what they would be like as an R rated, free reign movie, you will more than likely enjoy Movie 43. Otherwise... you might find yourself walking out of the theater.
Make sure to stay for the the cat short that comes on during the credits!
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I loved it! by cassidy.roberts
I thought this movie was incredibly funny, very unexpected, and offensively clever. You must have a raunchy sense of humor, and love jokes and actions that are offensive to pretty much everyone at some point.
Personally, my friend and I could not stop laughing the entire movie, and we we're laughing the entire way home. I would give it a "Must Go!" rating, but I know its definitely not a movie for everyone. To those of you with a "sick" and "weird" sense of humor, go see this movie, you'll love it!
Movie 43 by joeliz
Without a doubt, the very worst movie I have seen in the past 15 years!!!!
Don't waste your money on this movie, I have seen better on reality TV
Movie 43 Review by Stainless
Unfortunately the funniest parts were already in the movie trailers. I would say watch it if you like raunchy comedy; which I do, but wait for it to come out on video.
Hilarious if you're in the right frame of mind by pitchfixer
Movie 43 scores huge laughs by showing situations that are improbable and, okay, tasteless. But it does so really well, with an all-star crew of actors. It's definitely not a movie for the tight-assed. But if you don't take yourself (or your bodily functions) seriously, you'll have a great time.
Ugh..... by vjason
First time I've ever left before the end of a movie.....
I have no problem with raunchy movies, but this was just bad. If SNL had no limits, it would be this movie (a collection of 5-10 minute skits). The movie kind of dies down 45-50 minutes in, had it kept moving I would have stayed. Go watch The Last Stand, a much higher quality film (that should tell you something).
Not what I was expecting by Hurt25307
My husband and I went to see it for a parents day out for my birthday. Couldn't wait to see it because the previews looked hilarious. The previews and the first 10-15 minutes were the best part of the movie. The further into the movie we got, the more we looked at each other like, "What the heck just happend?" We were seriously contimplating just walking out, which I wish we did. The last "short" of the movie was disgusting. Thats 2 hours of my life I will never get back. Hated the movie, save yourself the money and time and don't go see this movie!
stupid humor. if you go with that in mind, you will laugh by r342f2f
stupid humor. if you go with that in mind, you will laugh.
stay after the credits. theres a gay cat cartoon at the end. its also stupid humor.
Thinking is not a necessity here by bkbpainter
If you are the type who is looking for deep meaning in a movie, this is not the one for you. If you are looking for the opportunity to turn off your brain and enjoy pure silliness from some unexpected sources, this is it. It is completely ridiclous and sometimes we need some of that.
A few chuckles by dgeubank
This movie had a few chuckles throughout, but overall, it was pretty crass. I was not aware that it was a series of short movies within a movie. That was OK, but some of the skits fell flat. As for the ending, well, it is always nice to watch Elizabeth Banks, but the subject matter was just strange.