Another anthology movie with more stars than a Garry Marshall holiday film is all in lewd, scatological punchy fun.
Movie 43 includes Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Johnny Knoxville, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, and Gerard Butler, among many others, guided on the get go by a dangling growth from Jackman's neck while on a blind date with Winslet.
Ten directors, including The Hunger Games Elizabeth Banks who directs Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) with an after-school first period that has many including that film's costar Christopher Mintz-Plasse not enjoying the experience, sketchily elicit the kinkiness from producer Peter Farrelly (The Three Stooges) in far more embarrassingly miss than hit fashion. It seems that it should be really hilarious with a marketing Dennis Quaid delivering these vile vignette features to Greg Kinnear's studio head.
Naomi Watts (The Impossible Oscar nominee) and Liev Schreiber (Repo Men) bring out the "unhappiest time in a boy's life" as home-schoolers acting out the teacher/gym coach influence on their high-school son. Terrence Howard demarcates the lines in a big speech to his basketball team while Chris Pratt gets digestively ready to appease his girlfriend played by Faris. Knoxville and Seann William Scott (Goon) let Butler's doomed leprechaun have it "for me Lucky Charms."
Halle Berry (who actually came across fairly well in the overly ambitious Cloud Atlas) and the U.K.'s Stephen Merchant try to amuse in a first-date Truth or Dare that accommodates the recently finished Jersey Shore cast mate Nicole, rather Snooki, doing a rendition of a Herman Melville classic. Maybe an upgrade for some at certain screenings might be the "iBabe" which wreaks havoc on its users as a company meeting over this improperly used device includes members as played by Richard Gere (Arbitrage), as well as Jack McBrayer and Kate Bosworth. Also, if Emma Stone (Gangster Squad) and Kieran Culkin don't coquettishly register at supermarket then there is the segment without any big-name actors that get into the inner workings of vending machines.
Some may enjoy the chance to see some of their favorite stars reaching out in a variety grand, gratuitously sophomoric manner. But, it's definitely clear even in such a short running time with an extended crude gag reel involving Banks that Movie 43 (probably referring to a movie that lads are trolling for on-line) is an ill-conceived one-note dizzying disembowelment more insulting to its targeted demographic than they thing but won't care a lick anyway.