I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this to anyone- as I nearly went up to the box office and demanded a refund. Don't you all remember the days of Monty Python and Airplane! Simply for the reason that as far as I can see most of the reviewers of this film seem to be from the United States of America. Before I go into any of the shorts, let's have a small and formal discussion about offensiveness. You all are full of it. This is an absolute tour de force by Stephen Merchant, and I loved every minute of its macabre, weird, disgusting plot.
It is nothing more than what it is: tasteless, raunchy, gut-wrenching laughable humor. Hands down one of the worst movies that I've ever seen- and that's saying something. It is only on a rare occasion anymore that I actually buy a ticket for a movie with any hope that it might actually provide entertainment, which is a shame. A movie is not bad simply because it does not conform to the Hollywood norm, nor is it bad simply because you don't think it was deep enough. I probably wouldn't have bothered to watch either if I'd read the reviews on here first, but I'm so glad I did! It's not a cult classic, it's not art.
It is just a gaggle of actors working on an acid-trip of a script. I can hear the screenwriter just laughing and laughing as he adds more unfunny jokes about poop and semen. An off-beat, elephant-in-the-room type film. I laughed my ass off through most of the movie. But such a thing didn't happen. I was on the floor for half of the movie, and my wife enjoyed it just as much as I did. Their little brother looks for it on the world wide web and ends up finding lots of clips that we get the displeasure of seeing.
This is a natural progression of Monty Python via Goonies. There are plenty of genuinely bad movies out there. An off-beat, elephant-in-the-room type film. In the first short, how funny is it to see Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman go on a date, with everyone being oblivious to the large scrotum attached to his neck except for Winslet? If you want to laugh at pompous violence and style, go see Tarantino's latest flick. An off-beat, elephant-in-the-room type film.
Has America become so sexually repressed that even the mere mention of sex, or seeing a nude body on the big screen, makes everyone automatically challenge the context of the sexuality? I judge movies above or below that. Quit fooling yourselves into thinking you're better than the film. Berry crushes guacamole with her breast a prosthetic, I assure you and inserts extra-hot hot sauce into herself with a turkey baster. It's gross, lewd, and utterly lacking of any wit or connection with the audience. At no point was I ever personally offended by anything Movie 43 had to offer, mainly because its attitude to offend in every way possible was distracting and artificial.
Couldn't recommend it highly enough! This is the worst movie ever made. Were they genuinely smitten by the idea and the script of it all, or did they just feel that they all played their careers safe and decided to challenge their comfort zones and the harmless audiences' by attempting to push boundaries? Hollywood has been full of itself for far, far too long. The hair-gel scene in There's Something About Mary and the toilet scene in Dumb and Dumber - these are the kinds of sequences that make up movie 43. The next short shows Shameless's Jeremy Allen White as a homeschooled teenager being tormented and manipulated by his parents who are trying to recreate the dangers and turmoils of high school. Quaid will be the one introducing all the setups to Kinnear, and we'll return to the two men after every short to watch Kinnear's contrived reaction and Quaid's facile justification. However, get this: Hugh Jackman has penises where penises aren't supposed to be! Just hear the crickets sing.
He tells stories of a woman on a blind date with a man who has testicles growing from his neck, in another a smitten woman offers her neck to her boyfriend to 'poop' on -as a sign of commitment and love. As she is dripping blood as if she has just been stabbed, her boyfriend's older brother Christopher Mintz-Plasse helplessly runs around the house screaming and searching for things to clog her uterus frozen peas and a sponge, anyone? If you consider watching this for a laugh, don't. He tells stories of a woman on a blind date with a man who has testicles growing from his neck, in another a smitten woman offers her neck to her boyfriend to 'poop' on -as a sign of commitment and love. Just need a rainy day laugh or a de-stress after work. Only this time, the material is not only impotent, but crass and well over the line of reprehensibility to the point where one shakes their head and assures their inner-self to walk out of the theater, walk to the nearest video store and rent as many foreign films as they can carry.
In fact, even an 8th grader would tire of the pathetic nonsense that is Movie 43. Number two, to not get high hopes for a comedy with large names being released in the month of January. In yet another two parents take home-schooling to a whole new level of indecency, striving to give their isolated teenage son all the 'regular' torment and humiliation of puberty by bullying, peer-pressuring and even seducing him themselves. The animal experience of human nature is just as important as our intellectual and psychological experience. The actors aren't even very good in it because there's nothing to work with.