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2013-01-26 09:05:40 AM  
Here's my dad's review of the film.

'Movie 43' is almost a zero


/shameless plug
 
2013-01-26 09:22:00 AM  

LonMead: like the fisting of an angry god: ItchyMcDoogle: Every once in a while a movie tries to dethrone " Kentucky Fried Movie" as the king of skit movies

They always fail

" Take movie 43 to Detroit!"

You are a man of extraordinary magnitude.

He has our gwatitude.


Let's all give him a big hand!

/oops
 
2013-01-26 09:22:23 AM  
A bunch of people who havent seen a movie sitting around and biatching about how bad it is...


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2013-01-26 09:26:34 AM  

katerbug72: Here's my dad's review of the film.

'Movie 43' is almost a zero


/shameless plug


Available only to subscribers. :(
 
2013-01-26 09:29:22 AM  

stoli n coke: Yeah, god forbid when people throw down 8 bucks a ticket on a movie, they expect it to be, you know, good. Those snobs.


Except that apparently they don't. There is more garbage churned out today than ever, and the movies are making more money ever year. Does every American go to the movies four times a week or something, regardless of what's playing? That's the only way I can explain how so many turds keep being made, and how they keep making money.
 
2013-01-26 09:30:59 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: To read the rest of the story, please register for free.

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Submitter here. I gave the link as Roger Ebert's direct website, but that was changed to the Sun-Times' instead. Don't know why.

Here's the original: Link
 
2013-01-26 09:37:51 AM  

Bucky Katt: They should have called the movie "42".


They already made a Hitchhiker's Guide movie.

/and we all know how THAT turned out
 
2013-01-26 09:40:18 AM  

cryinoutloud: stoli n coke: Yeah, god forbid when people throw down 8 bucks a ticket on a movie, they expect it to be, you know, good. Those snobs.

Except that apparently they don't. There is more garbage churned out today than ever, and the movies are making more money ever year. Does every American go to the movies four times a week or something, regardless of what's playing? That's the only way I can explain how so many turds keep being made, and how they keep making money.


LOL you hate everything, sight unseen. What an asshole you must be.
 
2013-01-26 09:59:03 AM  

katerbug72: Here's my dad's review of the film.

'Movie 43' is almost a zero


/shameless plug


Thanks for sharing. I especially enjoyed this line: "The bizarre thing about this terrible turd is that so many name people participated in pushing it out for producer-director Peter Farrelly...."

Now that is scatological humor done right.
 
2013-01-26 10:02:34 AM  
Another real-life couple, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, plays parents who home-school their teenage son to the extreme, with Mom seducing the son...

Let's just move that movie to the "might be worth a look" column.
 
2013-01-26 10:12:39 AM  

Apos: katerbug72: Here's my dad's review of the film.

'Movie 43' is almost a zero


/shameless plug

Thanks for sharing. I especially enjoyed this line: "The bizarre thing about this terrible turd is that so many name people participated in pushing it out for producer-director Peter Farrelly...."

Now that is scatological humor done right.


You're welcome. It's especially hilarious to me because my dad doesn't usually talk like that.
 
2013-01-26 10:23:00 AM  
Several people in it are on my complete list, so I'm obligated to see it.
 
2013-01-26 10:56:34 AM  
Saw it last night. If you've seen the previews, you've seen every funny bit in it.
 
2013-01-26 11:39:43 AM  
That review made me want to see this movie in the worst way.
/can't wait.
//serious.
 
2013-01-26 11:50:38 AM  

darkedgefan: No, no, no, no. I saw this movie last night and I could not stop laughing from start to end! I don't understand why it is getting such negative reviews all over the place. What is wrong with these critics? Have they all lost thier sense of humor?
I am just so pissed that this movie will make such little money and be out of theaters soon. I saw it last night and then said, This moives deserves to earn 200 million this weekend. But it won't.
Just stay past the credits for the final short. I did not want this movie to end.
I have seen a lot of comedy in my 33 years on this earth and this is some of the best.


Paid Shill 101 is down the hall.
 
2013-01-26 11:52:21 AM  
If you're easily offended, don't see it. If you like toilet humor see it.
 
2013-01-26 12:23:08 PM  
I thought Caddyshack 2 was the Citizen Kane of bad movies?
 
2013-01-26 12:48:55 PM  

Ceiling Moran: darkedgefan: No, no, no, no. I saw this movie last night and I could not stop laughing from start to end! I don't understand why it is getting such negative reviews all over the place. What is wrong with these critics? Have they all lost thier sense of humor?
I am just so pissed that this movie will make such little money and be out of theaters soon. I saw it last night and then said, This moives deserves to earn 200 million this weekend. But it won't.
Just stay past the credits for the final short. I did not want this movie to end.
I have seen a lot of comedy in my 33 years on this earth and this is some of the best.

Paid Shill 101 is down the hall.


I can see the appeal of this form of marketing for millennials who otherwise adblock and avoid traditional advertising, but goddamnit, I just want to hear people's honest, terrible opinions. Paid posting is going to ruin my lurking fun one of these days.
 
2013-01-26 12:54:59 PM  

Quasar: Apos: Damn, it dethroned Jack And Jill? That's no mean feat.

Yeesh. That was a turd hydrogen bomb, too.


This is the Tsar Turda
 
2013-01-26 01:03:18 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Quasar: Apos: Damn, it dethroned Jack And Jill? That's no mean feat.

Yeesh. That was a turd hydrogen bomb, too.

This is the Tsar Turda


There's a turd gap!
 
2013-01-26 01:08:19 PM  
January and February are when they dump the crap movies. Moviegoers are catching up on any Oscar nominees that they missed so the studios clear out any inventory that they don't expect to make any money.
 
2013-01-26 01:13:15 PM  
I'm confused... did the critic like or not like the movie?
 
2013-01-26 01:13:54 PM  

MarkMartinFan: idk, Halle Berry's boobies dipped in guacamole might be worth a couple bucks to see.


Not her boob, my girlfriend begged me to see it yesterday. There were a couple of funny one-liners but it was mostly 'let's see how over the top we can go'.
 
2013-01-26 01:20:18 PM  
In a perverse way, hearing how awful it is sort of makes me want to see it more. At this point, my expectations have been set so low that the movie can't help but exceed them.
 
2013-01-26 01:26:54 PM  
The writer is trying to hard to bash this movie. If this review is his idea of funny, this movie might end up being hilarious.
 
2013-01-26 01:27:29 PM  
"o"

There you are! You're late!
 
2013-01-26 01:30:06 PM  

Mike_LowELL: BronyMedic: That was the WHOLE point of the movie. It was never made to be a hollywood blockbuster or have a storyline worth watching for.

If you want depth and meaning, go watch Lost and be disappointed at how it ends. Or Battlestar Galactica. Or St. Elsewhere.

You're aware that when most people criticize this stuff, it's a criticism of the content and not the concept?  Most people don't dislike lowest-common denominator comedies and loud, noisy action movies.  They dislike the bad ones.  I would imagine the same applies here.


Exactly. If you RTFA, the reviewer says that he likes this kind of movie, if it's funny!
 
2013-01-26 01:46:47 PM  
I'd just like to point out, this movie was so bad, it made Mike break character.

Philbb: BronyMedic: That was the WHOLE point of the movie. It was never made to be a hollywood blockbuster or have a storyline worth watching for.

If you want depth and meaning, go watch Lost and be disappointed at how it ends. Or Battlestar Galactica. Or St. Elsewhere.

After I'd seen the TV spots a couple of times, it was obvious to me that this wasn't meant to be an award winner. But, I did get the idea that it was intended to be a humorous film more in line with us low brow folks. As this article said, I was hoping for a "Groove Tube" or "Kentucky Fried Movie" type of film. Yet, as I see more and more previews and read more and more commentary about this flick, it just doesn't seem like it reaches even that "lofty" height.


FTFA:

Farrelly was going for a 21st century version of "The Groove Tube" and "Kentucky Fried Movie," two very funny, very raunchy and very influential sketch-comedy flicks of the mid-1970s.

The only thing "Movie 43" has in common with those movies is it's in color.
 
2013-01-26 01:52:00 PM  

Apos: Damn, it dethroned Jack And Jill? That's no mean feat.


Movie 43 is at 6% on Rotten Tomatoes while Jack and Jill is 3% so Adam Sandler is still the big winner/loser.
 
2013-01-26 02:17:20 PM  
What you said:

mrmyxolodian: That review made me want to see this movie in the worst way.
/can't wait.
//serious.


What I pictured:

www.xvidbox.com
 
2013-01-26 02:18:09 PM  
I have no desire to see this turd but I do get a kick out of pretentious movie reviewers who write a review for an obvious turd like they were expecting an Oscar contender.
 
2013-01-26 02:23:21 PM  
Haven't seen the movie yet but from what I've read on the internet, the graphic novel is far better.
 
2013-01-26 02:34:30 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I somehow doubt that.

Sight unseen, I have to believe that there are worse movies than that.


The reviewer has evidently not seen Bjork pretending to be blind and weeping hysterically until she is crudely executed in "Dancer in the Dark".

That, my friends, is the Citizen Kane of bad films.

/yeah, I'll spoil it for ya.
 
2013-01-26 02:36:55 PM  

stoli n coke: BronyMedic: That was the WHOLE point of the movie. It was never made to be a hollywood blockbuster or have a storyline worth watching for.

If you want depth and meaning, go watch Lost and be disappointed at how it ends. Or Battlestar Galactica. Or St. Elsewhere.

Yeah, god forbid when people throw down 8 bucks a ticket on a movie, they expect it to be, you know, good. Those snobs.


Jesus, do you live beside the last working drive-in?
 
2013-01-26 02:39:11 PM  

4seasons85!: I'm still trying to figure out how they got so many reputable actors and actresses in this terrible movie. I think it is so odd to hear Kate Winslet is in it. That's.. just odd.


1) Actors who frequently play intelligent, discerning characters may not actually be intelligent or discerning. In fact, smarts in an actor can be a crippling, career-limiting disability.

2) Kate Winslet enjoys scat play.
 
2013-01-26 02:59:10 PM  

lethological_lassie: katerbug72: Here's my dad's review of the film.

'Movie 43' is almost a zero


/shameless plug

Available only to subscribers. :(


The Toronto Sun paywall kicks in after 20 article views per month, after which you'll have to borrow somebody else's computer. Other than that, you shouldn't have any problem.
 
2013-01-26 03:12:06 PM  

dougfm: Apos: Damn, it dethroned Jack And Jill? That's no mean feat.

Movie 43 is at 6% on Rotten Tomatoes while Jack and Jill is 3% so Adam Sandler is still the big winner/loser.


I stand corrected: It's on the verge of dethroning J & J.

Farrelly must be wearing a shiat-faced grin right about now.
 
2013-01-26 03:33:58 PM  
I hate to be "That guy" but ill sacrifice myself.

If you think this movie looks funny you are a god damn moron who deserves to have his money fleeced from him. I wouldn't even waste the time to pirate this turd.

For a website who hates Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer with the passion of a thousand hell's, i am blown away that THIS piece of shiat somehow gets a pass from some of you.
 
2013-01-26 03:56:52 PM  

Trollin4Colon: I hate to be "That guy" but ill sacrifice myself.

If you think this movie looks funny you are a god damn moron who deserves to have his money fleeced from him. I wouldn't even waste the time to pirate this turd.

For a website who hates Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer with the passion of a thousand hell's, i am blown away that THIS piece of shiat somehow gets a pass from some of you.


Not every movie can achieve the cinematic heights of Identity Thief.

/Please...make it stop.
 
2013-01-26 03:56:54 PM  
I think it's trying to be the AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON of our times.
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-26 03:57:41 PM  

gilgigamesh: Academy Award winner Halle Berry no longer can cite "Catwoman" as the low point of her career. In "Movie 43," she initiates a game of "Truth or Dare" on a blind date - and that leads to Berry making guacamole by mashing avocados with her bare breasts, and inserting a turkey baster filled with extra-hot sauce into herself. And then things get REALLY ugly. My God, do they get ugly.

I... I must see this.

Yes, I must spend two hours of my short time remaining on this earth watching this movie so that I may see this.


Sh*t...you spend your two hours (and $20) on a sh*tty movie just to see her tits...in the meantime I'll spend 30 minutes and zero money on free porn sites and get better T&A pictures/videos - let's see who gets the better material.

I just don't get people going to movies with the sole objective of seeing some T&A. Maybe back during the "Porky's" era, but with the advent of the innerboobs, it just makes sense to stay at home.

Even movies in general...with today's advanced TVs and the ability to create surround-sound at home...I haven't been inside a movie theatre in....years. I don't like mixing with the popcorn-crunching, drink slurping, cellphone answering...people - I hate people. I don't care if I see movies "after" they are current - in my circles we don't sit discussing movies or TV.

I love it. In a few weeks or so I'll rent (or check out) "Ted" for a pittance, get a much more enjoyable viewing experience watching at home, watch the movie WHEN I want to, no rude interruptions, no paying $10 for popcorn, hell...have a few beers while watching or maybe some toking! I can start and stop the movie as I please, I have total control over my viewing experience and can even invite the people I LIKE to share in the experience if the whole "crowd" thing enhances the movie.

I seriously don't see the "movie theatre" experience lasting for too many more years. AMC and the like will have to develop their own tech-based offerings or fall by the wayside.

So what do other FARKERs think? Is the "go to a movie theatre" experience going to be a relic anytime soon, given the advances in home-viewing technology?
 
2013-01-26 04:17:19 PM  

DS1970: gilgigamesh: Academy Award winner Halle Berry no longer can cite "Catwoman" as the low point of her career. In "Movie 43," she initiates a game of "Truth or Dare" on a blind date - and that leads to Berry making guacamole by mashing avocados with her bare breasts, and inserting a turkey baster filled with extra-hot sauce into herself. And then things get REALLY ugly. My God, do they get ugly.

I... I must see this.

Yes, I must spend two hours of my short time remaining on this earth watching this movie so that I may see this.

Sh*t...you spend your two hours (and $20) on a sh*tty movie just to see her tits...in the meantime I'll spend 30 minutes and zero money on free porn sites and get better T&A pictures/videos - let's see who gets the better material.

I just don't get people going to movies with the sole objective of seeing some T&A. Maybe back during the "Porky's" era, but with the advent of the innerboobs, it just makes sense to stay at home.

Even movies in general...with today's advanced TVs and the ability to create surround-sound at home...I haven't been inside a movie theatre in....years. I don't like mixing with the popcorn-crunching, drink slurping, cellphone answering...people - I hate people. I don't care if I see movies "after" they are current - in my circles we don't sit discussing movies or TV.

I love it. In a few weeks or so I'll rent (or check out) "Ted" for a pittance, get a much more enjoyable viewing experience watching at home, watch the movie WHEN I want to, no rude interruptions, no paying $10 for popcorn, hell...have a few beers while watching or maybe some toking! I can start and stop the movie as I please, I have total control over my viewing experience and can even invite the people I LIKE to share in the experience if the whole "crowd" thing enhances the movie.

I seriously don't see the "movie theatre" experience lasting for too many more years. AMC and the like will have to develop their own tech-based offerings or fall by ...


While some movies are made for the big screen (for the 'sploshins), I generally don't go to the theater either. Mostly because of the reasons you list (I hate people, too), and because most movies are disappointing for the cost.
 
2013-01-26 04:23:52 PM  
Whatever... the bigger it bombs the sooner it'll get released on dvd, where I can be "outraged" by it's utter suckage (while replaying all the naughty bits) in the privacy of my own home.

/hoping there's an unrated director's cut
 
2013-01-26 04:36:42 PM  

Trollin4Colon: I hate to be "That guy" but ill sacrifice myself.

If you think this movie looks funny you are a god damn moron who deserves to have his money fleeced from him. I wouldn't even waste the time to pirate this turd.

For a website who hates Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer with the passion of a thousand hell's, i am blown away that THIS piece of shiat somehow gets a pass from some of you.


I have $10 to burn, two hours to kill and I will watch Emma Stone read the phone book, so there you go.
Will I tell people to see it?
No.
Will I complain about how bad it is?
No.
 
2013-01-26 04:47:31 PM  
I'm ashamed to say I just watched it. Not worth the 5 I spent, nor the time if I had watched it for free. The theater was dead silent during supposed "funny" points
 
2013-01-26 05:05:11 PM  

Valiente: stoli n coke: BronyMedic: That was the WHOLE point of the movie. It was never made to be a hollywood blockbuster or have a storyline worth watching for.

If you want depth and meaning, go watch Lost and be disappointed at how it ends. Or Battlestar Galactica. Or St. Elsewhere.

Yeah, god forbid when people throw down 8 bucks a ticket on a movie, they expect it to be, you know, good. Those snobs.

Jesus, do you live beside the last working drive-in?


He works at the theater. Projector operators get to watch the movie for 50% off.
 
2013-01-26 05:08:03 PM  
I saw it last night, hoping to laugh. I laughed a lot. I'm a geneticist, not a troglodyte. There are plenty of funny parts that aren't in the previews, and the parts you've seen in the previews may be played out, but when I saw them in context I still at least laughed. If you don't want to watch a couple of unrelated shorts, don't go see it. If the premise is interesting to you and you enjoy going to the movies, then go. Why does it have to be anything other than EXACTLY WHAT IT CLAIMED TO BE? I love films. This is a flick. Some people can understand the difference and laugh every now and again.

/Welcome to Fark. blah blah blah
 
2013-01-26 05:20:23 PM  
pittsburghneverwhispers.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-26 05:51:21 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I somehow doubt that.

Sight unseen, I have to believe that there are worse movies than that.


Examples, please?
 
2013-01-26 06:00:25 PM  

Zombie DJ: Trollin4Colon: I hate to be "That guy" but ill sacrifice myself.

If you think this movie looks funny you are a god damn moron who deserves to have his money fleeced from him. I wouldn't even waste the time to pirate this turd.

For a website who hates Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer with the passion of a thousand hell's, i am blown away that THIS piece of shiat somehow gets a pass from some of you.

I have $10 to burn, two hours to kill and I will watch Emma Stone read the phone book, so there you go.
Will I tell people to see it?
No.
Will I complain about how bad it is?
No.



I'm going to be 42 years old in a few months.

There's no way I'm wasting ANY time that I have left on Earth watching something as horrible-sounding as this. I have better things to do with my two hours, like scraping gunk off my shoes or propositioning nuns during moments of weakness. I can't understand why anyone would deem their time worth less than the residue left on the front of a gas station toilet, let alone why anyone would pay for it.

Seriously, you could be taking a class on collecting vintage phone books and it would still be a better use of your time than watching this movie.
 
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