Today’s Prayer Focus

Movie 43

MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for strong pervasive crude and sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language and some violence.
Moral Rating: Extremely Offensive
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Comedy
Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Year of Release: 2013
USA Release: January 25, 2013 (wide—2,000+ theaters)
DVD: June 18, 2013
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Relevant Issues
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extremely vulgar and crude sexual content

graphic nudity

lust and fornication

PURITY—Should I save sex for marriage? Answer

TEMPTATIONS—How can I deal with temptations? Answer

How far is too far? What are the guidelines for dating relationships? Answer

PORNOGRAPHY—How can I tell if I’m getting addicted to pornography or sex? Answer

What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer

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What is being done to change the values of Hollywood? Answer

Featuring Dennis QuaidCharlie Wessler (segment “The Pitch”)
Greg KinnearGriffin Schraeder (segment “The Pitch”)
Common … Bob Mone (segment “The Pitch”)
Charlie Saxton … Jay (segment “The Pitch”)
Will Sasso … Jerry (segment “The Pitch”)
Odessa Rae … Danita (segment “The Pitch”)
Seth MacFarlane … Seth MacFarlane (segment “The Pitch”)
Mike Meldman … Mike Meldman (segment “The Pitch”)
Hugh JackmanDavis (segment “The Catch”)
Kate WinsletBeth (segment “The Catch”)
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Director Elizabeth Banks
Steven Brill
Steve Carr
Rusty Cundieff
James Duffy
Griffin Dunne
Peter Farrelly
Patrik Forsberg
James Gunn
Bob Odenkirk
Brett Ratner
Jonathan van Tulleken
Producer Relativity Media
Virgin Produced
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Distributor Relativity Media

abhorrent and morally repugnant

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “a feature-film comprised of short comedy segments / Take a director, add a brilliant cast, mix in some twisted jokes, remove all boundaries, and then stand back… way back. In ‘Movie 43,” comedy is served steaming hot (literally) by director Peter Farrelly of The Farrelly Brothers (‘Something About Mary,” ‘Dumb and Dumber’) in one of the most shocking… comedies ever made. Starring Johnny Knoxville, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Seann William Scott, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Kate Bosworth, Kate Winslet, Terrence Howard, Liev Schreiber, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Patrick Warburton, Josh Duhamel, Jason Sudeikis, Chloe Moretz, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jack McBrayer, Kieran Culkin, and Chris Pratt, ‘Movie 43‘ is jaw-dropping… and outrageous. …”

Violence: Heavy / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

“VOTING” FOR BAD MOVIES—Every time you buy a movie ticket or rent a video you are casting a vote telling Hollywood “That’s what I want.” Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming? Are YOU part of the problem? Answer

HOLLYWOOD DISCONNECT—Why is there a disconnect between Hollywood and the rest of America? Answer

CELEBRITIES’ VIEWS—What do Hollywood celebrities believe about spiritual issues? Find out

See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Negative—This movie is abhorrent, morally repugnant and should not be viewed by anyone. Even if you can look past the content, it still falls short as a comedy, as it’s not very funny. Even my friend who enjoyed “Ted” disliked this movie. Don’t waste your money on it. This movie is so bad that even Plugged In, which points out the positive points in movies and even found positives in movies such as “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D,” could not find anything positive whatsoever to say about this movie. And after watching it myself, I personally agree with them wholeheartedly.

…I am loathe to repeat everything I saw in this movie in-depth, but there was full-frontal female nudity, a skit with a drawn-out conversation about and near defecation on someone (that ended with excrement all over a car and street), a skit focusing on a man with testicles on his chin, a skit about homeschooling parents who humiliate and bully their child so he doesn’t miss out on the “high school experience,” an mp3 player called the “iBabe” (played by fully naked women) that has mangled the genitals of people trying to have sex with them, and much more.

If all of that doesn’t turn you away from this movie… then I don’t know what you’re doing on this Web site.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 1
Amanda R., age 21 (USA)
Movie Critics
…brutally unfunny sketches… Just to make it clear, this isn’t an “entertainingly” bad movie — halfway through the first sketch, I was seriously contemplating whether being waterboarded might be more fun than “Movie 43,’’ a sure bet for coaxing information from prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. …
Lou Lumenick, New York Post
…Imagine an anthology of the worst skits ever to air on “Saturday Night Live,” then imagine something even less funny, much raunchier and altogether much, much worse. Only then will you be ready for the jaw-dropping disaster that is “Movie 43,” an appalling misfire that tries and fails to evoke the anything-goes spirit of such “70s sketch-comedy concoctions as “The Groove Tube” and “Kentucky Fried Movie.”…
Joe Leydon, Variety
…A potpourri of off-color, politically incorrect and potentially offensive vignettes… A problem in this attempt to exceed the gross-out factor of any previous Hollywood comedy is the density of the humor, which arrives in a relentless torrent. …it brings Hollywood’s standards of comedy one step closer to the gutter.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times
…Just no. … [1/5]
Kim Newman, Empire [UK]
…“Movie 43” doesn't just bury the notion that a star-studded cast can somehow elevate a film’s status as a cultural product, it also pisses, defecates, and spits ethnic slurs onto its grave. … [0/4]
Tina Hassannia, Slant Magazine
…this painfully unfunny collection of comic shorts qualifies as one of the worst films of all time. …
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…a comic anthology of staggering unfunniness… this is more an endurance test than a movie, a mirthless slog through the lowest gutters of the human imagination.
Tom Huddleston, Time Out London
…obscene… Take the nastiest, least-funny “Saturday Night Live” skit that’s ever been produced, then add hundreds of profanities, bestiality, incest, testicles, bullying, full-frontal nudity, homophobic slurs, excrement fetishes, penis tattoos, prosthetic breasts dipped in guaca…
Adam R. Holz, Plugged In

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