Words cannot describe how bad “Movie 43” is and I am offended that it even exists. It is literally intended to be the worst movie ever made. The story is about a desperate writer pitching the worst movie idea ever and forcing a studio executive to listen under gunpoint. Each segment is worse than the last with their themes of violence, extreme bathroom humor, immorality, and things too explicit to discuss in this review. It amazes me that thirteen directors managed to create such a distasteful series of shorts. You would have to consider this an anti-movie without an ounce of entertainment value. It is criminal that they were able to get the following list of stars to appear:
Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Seth MacFarlane (well, no surprise there), Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Emma Stone, Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Kristen Bell, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Jack McBrayer, Chloë Grace Moretz, Patrick Warburton, leprechaun Gerard Butler, Johnny Knoxville (again, no surprise), Seann William Scott, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Elizabeth Banks
Reading this cast list, you have to wonder how they could combine for such an unpleasant filmgoing experience. The pointless 90 minutes of crude, obscene, offensive material drags on and on without reprieve. Some of the actors tried to get out of it but they were stuck. I watched this film out of curiosity, having developed an appreciation for terrible movies like “Birdemic” over the years. This is not like that. Instead of it being so bad that it is entertaining, “Movie 43” is so bad that it will make you question whether you want to watch another movie ever again.
[Pictured: Halle Berry blows out a blind boy's candles. Surprisingly, it is one of the least offensive moments in the film]