OMG, you guys, get ready for the craziest and most outrageous comedy you’ve ever seen in your whole entire life! Just kidding, it’s horrible. Movie 43 (2013) was directed by 13 people and has an extensive cast of familiar faces. There are two different versions of the film. The version I watched was structured around the premise that some kids are attempting to find the worst movie on the entire internet, and in their adventures click on a number of videos and watch them; the videos being the sketches in the film.
Sometimes, when watching a film I intend to write about, I make some notes on my phone to prompt my writing later on. Instead of writing a full review for this monstrosity, I present to you the notes I wrote during Movie 43:
Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman are not funny. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are borderline ok. Anna Faris sketch is not funny. Emma Stone is ok. Batman sketch is boring. Uma Thurman is not funny. Machine Kids sketch is not funny. iBabe sketch is not funny. Chloe Moretz period sketch is not funny. Leprechaun sketch is not funny. Halle Berry sketch is not funny. Basketball sketch is not funny. Beezel the cat is not funny. I just want this film to be over.
This film claims to be the “most outrageous comedy ever”. It’s not outrageous. It resorts to juvenile penis and vagina jokes that children outgrow in primary school, and expects its audience to have the sense of humour of a 14 year old boy who has just seen his very first episode of Jackass. Despite this film trying so, so very hard to offend, ultimately, this film’s worst crime is that it’s just not funny, nor is it shocking. I genuinely felt annoyed after finishing it because I was thinking about all the amazing things I could have watched instead. Watching this video of Nigel Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys making weird throat noises for 57 minutes is a more enjoyable experience, and a better use of your time, than watching Movie 43.
I’d like to thank Cinemaniac Reviews for inspiring me to watch Movie 43. Even though I hated my life whilst I was watching it, I really did enjoy reading your take on it! Reading the responses to this film is even more entertaining than the film itself. This film inspires people to write the best snarky reviews. And for that reason alone, it deserves half a star.
Watch the trailer here (NSFW – nudity and poor taste).