Movie 43 = Movie Discourtesy

Movie 43

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Movie 43 Trailer Official – Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone [1080 HD]

Is it getting a little cold in here or is it just me? Movie 43 is a comedy with the awkwardness of a high school freshman unmercifully ridiculed by his closest confidants. It’s obscene, it’s offensive, and how anyone could ever green light this story without being forced to at gunpoint I’ll never know.

Movie-43-PosterThe film has a strong casting of A-list actors who perform cameos throughout various storyline. Each short is stung together by an overreaching arc that chronicles a would-be director/writer’s attempt to strong arm his way inside of Hollywood. Randomly disjointed sub plots accompanied the story as the protagonists attempts to pitch his ideas to the studio executives. The characters are poorly developed with little to no backstory. The cinematography is wildly unpredictable and inconsistent. The end result is a mashup positioned somewhere between a YouTube comedy skit and Airplane! the movie. This film bombs like a speed date gone bad. Even by its own words, it’s script is touted as “this century’s Howard the Duck”.

The cinematography is all together lackluster and inconsistent between segments, but the real culprit in the downfall of this picture is it’s story. The script parallels an episode of Jackass, the writers seem to have been playing a game of Apples to Apples when they were musing for comedic situations to write about. A freshman couch locked college student could have come up with better devices than those found in this film.

The arc is strung together with a knotted up fishing line that consists of Dennis Quaid playing a delusional strung out film writer trying to land his pitch to Greg Kinnear’s character of a under-performing Hollywood studio producer. The events descend from there as it is revealed that Quaid’s literary epiphanies are unworthy of any audience including the real life viewers of this film. Even Rick and Morty’s version of inception is far superior to Movie 43’s attempt at bridging the fourth wall.

If Scary Terry was here to set things straight and make some cuts to this movie’s script, maybe Mrs. Pancakes could have made an appearance and revived the story. Unfortunately, this movie remains more of a bad dream than of a memorable experience.

If you want to see big name actors partake in a childish, shallow, and trite exercise in dramatic self-exploration, then this is a perfect opportunity. It is stunning to look at the credits of this film and to think of all the talented individuals who were bamboozled into signing up for such a disaster of a production. Every professional has a project they wish they never chose to be a part of, but what are the odds of it happening to so many, at the same time, and on the same film? Staggering, which is how most audiences walk out of the theater after being subjected to Peter Farrelly’s catastrophe.

If I was playing truth or dare, I would offer the utterance of this validity: Movie 43? Save your money and you sanity; don’t watch it.