FILM: “Movie 43”
Review by Pete Mason
Offensive humor is an art perfected by Bob Odenkirk and Peter Farrelley throughout their comedy histories. For their latest film, “Movie 43,” they’re joined by nearly a dozen additional co-directors, continuing in the tradition of the 1970s classic “Kentucky Fried Movie” and their Zucker-Zucker-Abrams forefathers.
Dennis Quaid pitches a script for an incredibly loose and offensive movie that has no core plot. This is the actual plot of “Movie 43”: there’s a bunch of 3-15 minute shorts coming up. And thus begins the laughing… if you’re into that sort of thing.
Among the short films that are strung togetner to make “Movie 43” are:
– A blind date between Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet… where Jackman is a rich bachelor who has a scrotum on his neck
– Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts home-school their son and make his life as bully-filled as the worst high school ever
– Jason Sudekis as Batman and Justin Long as Robin go speed-dating to defuse a bomb, melding together a “Saturday Night Live” skit with the “Kentucky Fried” writing
– Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott kidnap a leprechaun (Gerard Butler) and beat him and his brother senseless for their gold
– Chloe Grace Moretz gets her period while McLovin Christopher Mintz-Plasse freaks out
– Terence Williams gives a blunt pep-talk to his all-black basketball team in the ’50s
There are laughs throughout “Movie 43,” a classic movie that pushes the line between funny and disgusting. You just need to be into that sort of thing. And Halle Berry does make guacamole with her boobs, so if you’re into into Mexican, “Movie 43” is your film.
“Movie 43” is rated R for pretty much everything except murder. It’s going to be great on DVD, but not worth seeing in theaters unless you REALLY love these kind of films.