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Not nearly as terrible as the critics claim,
This review is from: Movie 43 (DVD)
If you are fully, 100% ready for an idiotic movie with juvenile humor, then you are likely to find some (if not many!) portions of this movie funny. If you think buffoonery like Tosh.O or South Park is stupid and of no comedic value, skip this; you'll likely find it as worthless as so many of the professional critics.
However, if you know what you're getting into, which is a series of completely unrelated short comedies, with revolting and ridiculous themes, then it may be worth a watch. I did laugh far more than I thought I would.
One of the earlier skits consists of two people on a blind date, one of whom has a scrotum hanging from his neck, but appears to be unaware of it.
This movie is not Saving Private Ryan. It isn't Titanic or Lincoln. It is low-brow comedy trash. But it's good low-brow comedy trash.
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Initial post: Jul 2, 2013 10:08:13 PM PDT
I don't know man. I love South Park and really stupid movies like MacGruber, Hot Rod, Baseketball just to name a few. This movie was just bad though. The only really funny sketch was the one where the parents home schooled their kid. The balls one was pretty good too. Everything else was just plain dumb.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2013 3:13:02 AM PDT
Picturesque Music says:
I was going to ask if you at least found the neck-scrotum and home school ones funny :)
Posted on Mar 14, 2014 11:15:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 14, 2014 11:20:04 AM PDT
J C B says:
I agree completely and quite frankly, I'm angered by all the negative reviews this film receives, especially considering some of the other shallow Hollywood BS out there. Not that all of those are well reviewed either, but it seems like Movie 43 really riles people up and brings something out of them that the other bad movies out there don't. I don't know - I agree with you that it's a "check your brain at the door" type of movie, and certainly not an oscar contender. That said, I found it entertaining, amusing, shocking, unique and original, to say the least. And for the record, I don't usually enjoy "dumb" movies - I can't stand Judd Apatow or Adam Sandler. In fact I generally watch Criterion type movies, some of my favorites being 400 Blows and On The Waterfront. When Movie 43 ended I really didn't think it was bad - I think I was more shocked at what I had just seen, more than anything else. I still find it hard to believe that this film was even made at all, let alone with the insanely talented cast it managed to assemble. I just don't think the reviews are fair. It's not great, but its probably more entertaining and worthwhile than the typical Hollywood movie of today. Give me this over a Judd Apatow or Adam Sandler film, or any of the countless rehashes or remakes ANY day.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2014 11:32:32 AM PDT
Picturesque Music says:
"I still find it hard to believe that this film was even made at all, let alone with the insanely talented cast it managed to assemble."
Agree completely. If you read a bit about how they got the cast together for this movie it's quite interesting. I mean, it has really a ton of A-list actors in it, and some of them (most?) are completely embarrassed to have been associated with it in any way.
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