Movie 43 – 3 out of 5
|Eating burritos on the toilet...this movie perfectly illustrated|
my Saturday nights.
|Still better than Chris O'Donnell as Robin.|
Movie 43 is a collection of short skits that are told through a single, overall story arc. In the American version of the film, the overall story arc tells the tale of a screenwriter (Dennis Quaid) pitching various show ideas to an executive (Greg Kinnear). In the international version, the overall story arc involves some teenagers trying to find the most banned film of all time on the internet called Movie 43. I’ve watched both versions and if you have a desire to see this movie, I will say this: Avoid the international version because the teenagers are not funny.
|If you see these three, you downloaded the wrong version--not...that...I would openly|
advocate illegally downloading property from the internet.
|If you see this, you're in a slightly better position...except for (SPOILER ALERT) Dennis Quaid wasn't there the entire time...he was a figment of Greg Kinnear's imagination. But I could be making that up, I don't know.|
|"Get out there and win...and remember I was the first|
War Machine. I didn't even get to wear the suit.
I WAS ROBBED!!! Um...now get out there and win."
|Anyone else wears those glasses, they instantly look like a sexual predator.|
But not Liev Schreiber.
Critics and audiences hated this movie but, you know what, I didn’t totally dislike it. In fact, I found a lot of it really funny—hilarious even. But since this is an anthology of sketches that don’t really have much connecting each other besides a loose story involving either teens or movie executives, the entire film is either hit-or-miss.
|I don't know who I'd rather replace in this picture and gaze longingly at the other...|
they're both so beautiful that I'm good either way.
The story that acts as the glue to keep the film together is either decent (like the pitch one here in the States) or just hard to endure (like the ones with the teenagers). However, since this overall story arc is meant as nothing more than a string to tie a whole host of non-sequitur sequences together, I guess it does its job nicely.
|Admit it, most women would still date Hugh Jackman even with those puppies|
swinging from his neck.
|In fairness, Sudeikis' Batman voice is easier on the ears|
|Merchant's intense face is slightly intimidating.|
|Hodgman always makes things better. Always.|
|Man, this man was so funny in Curb Your Enthusiasm.|
|Probably Butler's best performance since 300.|
|I imagine that's the usual face Aasif Mandvi makes when people ask him why|
he was in The Last Airbender.
Wait, of course it is! But it's better childish humor than some other examples I've seen in my life.
|Probably the most I've been able to tolerate Richard Gere as well.|
While it’s obvious why Movie 43 can polarize audiences, I did find it to be pretty funny and people who have a disturbed sense of humor may also enjoy it…or hate it. Who knows? Like I said, this movie is completely hit-or-miss. It's hilarious and unfunny at the same time, it's awful and great simultaneously and just fun and annoying working together in concert.
|In fairness, I have the same look on my face when women I know get their periods...|
but I tend to do more screaming and running.