Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry
Running Time: 90 mins
Movie 43 is an American film full of comedic short stories starring some of Hollywood’s biggest names, all connected in three teenage boys’ desperate attempts to find the illusive ‘Movie 43’, that has some apocalyptic importance or something.
This film isn’t funny. Despite having a plethora of talent and story lines, I think I laughed maybe twice, and spent the rest of the film cringing and feeling depressingly disappointed at the fact that almost all of the comedy here is so painfully disgusting, unintelligent and juvenile.
Strangely, there is one positive in this film. There’s so many brilliant actors in this film, it defines the phrase “It’s got everyone in it!”, and that really got me excited, but with such a horrifically poor script, no one could actually make use of their talent, which in fact added to the disappointment of this film.
Anyway, on with the rant about how terrible this film is. Its growing reputation as one of the worst films of all time is perfectly justified, not only because it disgraces the great actors on screen, but because it just really makes you sick due to the boring and unoriginal script and the sickly comedy.
I tried so hard to laugh at this film, and there was one scene which I really did like (momentarily), however even that was ruined within seconds, which completely epitomises how well this film does with creating a consistently funny atmosphere: it doesn’t.
Perhaps the worst thing, however, is the fact that the comedy is that sort of toilet humour that makes you feel sick at both its graphic nature as well as its stupidity, but the worst thing is that the entire film relies almost entirely on toilet humour in its attempts to be funny, which means that you’ve got to sit through an hour and a half of the same, unfunny joke.
In short, avoid this film, because it’s just so unfunny and disgusting to watch that it is likely to leave you depressed and disappointed, so that’s why this gets a 1.8.