Aiming very much to offend and shock the viewer, Movie 43 is an aggressive compilation of short comedy sketches which contains one of the largest ensemble casts of Hollywood stars ever put on the screen. This is a compilation film that is structured around a psychotic gunman (Dennis Quaid) hellbent on selling one of his ideas to a studio exec (Greg Kinnear). As the man rattles off ridiculous idea after ridiculous idea to the studio exec, the viewer is shown these ideas in a variety of comedy sketches. Make no mistake, Movie 43 consists of very low-brow humor with one sketch completely centered around a man with balls dangling from his chin - just to give you an idea to what to expect. While the humor is certainly childish, it's still funny and Movie 43 does tend to be more intelligent, even if it's juvenile, than similar films like the Scary Movie franchise for example. As one would expect from any film like this, the quality of the comedy varies from short to short, with a few being downright awful. My favorite segments were probably the tampax and 'Society for fair treatment of children in machines' commercials. Movie 43 is big, dumb, and offensive, and while the quality of the laughs does vary, I would be lying if I didn't say I found the whole thing amusing.
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