Movie 43

  • 15
  • Peter Farrelly, Will Graham, Steve Carr, Griffin Dunne, James Duffy, Brett Ratner, Steven Brill, Elizabeth Banks (2), James Gunn, Rusty Cundieff, Patrik Forsberg, Jonathan van Tulleken (2013)
  • US
  • 94 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

This star-packed scatological collection of fake film clips, skits and ads doesn't so much push back the boundaries of taste and decency as thoroughly ignore them. But, if you can leave moral outrage at the cinema door, you'll likely laugh like a drain at an oddly-endowed Hugh Jackman, some extreme home-schooling, superhero speed-dating, Halle Berry's novel way with guacamole, and the "iBabe" combined MP3 player and sex doll. With twelve directors, including Peter Farrelly (There's Something about Mary) and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour), it's inevitably a hit-and-miss hotchpotch of a film, with a paper-thin wraparound plot. And much of it won't appeal to anyone outside the Judd Apatow/Seth MacFarlane school of "extreme" comedy. But it does prove that Jackman, Berry, Kate Winslet, Richard Gere, Gerard Butler, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman and the rest have a sense of humour - though maybe one that somewhat outstrips their sense of taste.

Plot Summary

Anthology of 14 short comedy films, including a couple trying to give their home-schooled teenage son an accurately traumatic experience of adolescence, a speed-dating event attended by superheroes, a bizarre blind date, and a kidnapping where the hostage is a leprechaun. Featuring Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet.

Cast and crew

Cast

Davis
Hugh Jackman
Beth
Kate Winslet
Samantha
Naomi Watts
Robert
Liev Schrieber
Vanessa
Anna Faris
Veronica
Emma Stone
Batman
Jason Sudeikis
Robin
Justin Long
Superman
Bobby Cannavale
Lois Lane
Uma Thurman
Wonder Woman
Leslie Bibb
Emily
Halle Berry
Donald
Stephen Merchant
Boss
Richard Gere
Arlene
Kate Bosworth
Amy
Elizabeth Banks (2)
Anson
Josh Duhamel
Coach
Terrence Howard

Crew

Director
Peter Farrelly
Director
Will Graham
Director
Steve Carr
Director
Griffin Dunne
Director
James Duffy
Director
Brett Ratner
Director
Steven Brill
Director
Elizabeth Banks (2)
Director
James Gunn
Director
Rusty Cundieff
Director
Patrik Forsberg
Director
Jonathan van Tulleken

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Momentum Pictures
Guidance: 
Swearing, sexual references, some violence, nudity.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 25 Jan 2013
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Technicolor Polska
Categories
Comedy

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