Movie 43 | Chicago Reader

Movie 43

This collection of bad-taste sketches and movie parodies doesn't come within hailing distance of Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)--or even Amazon Women on the Moon (1987). More often than not, it feels like an hour and a half in a junior high lunchroom, the players mentioning shit, semen, menstruation, and the like rather than telling actual jokes. Despite all the gross-out humor, the most offensive thing about this is the lazy filmmaking; every shot feels like a first take, and the haphazard editing precludes any comic timing. The cast is full of stars, a few of whom manage to eke some laughs out of the desperate material (Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Jason Sudeikis, and Terrence Howard, who has a grand time spoofing Denzel Washington); everyone else looks as if he's sleepwalking. Among the directors are James Gunn, Peter Farrelly, and Elizabeth Banks.

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Directors:

  • Steven Brill
  • Peter Farrelly
  • Will Graham
  • Steve Carr
  • Griffin Dunne
  • James Duffy
  • Jonathan Tulleken
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Patrik Forsberg
  • Brett Ratner
  • Rusty Cundieff
  • James Gunn

Cast:

  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Kristen Bell
  • Halle Berry
  • Leslie Bibb
  • Kate Bosworth
  • Gerard Butler
  • Bobby Cannavale
  • Common
  • Kieran Culkin
  • Josh Duhamel
  • Anna Faris
  • Richard Gere
  • John Hodgman
  • Terrence Howard
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Justin Long
  • Stephen Merchant
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • Chloe Moretz
  • Chris Pratt
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Liev Schreiber
  • Seann Scott
  • Emma Stone
  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Uma Thurman
  • Naomi Watts
  • Kate Winslet

Producers:

  • Charles B. Wessler
  • John Penotti
  • Peter Farrelly
  • Ryan Kavanaugh
  • Tim Williams
  • Tucker Tooley
  • Jason Felts
  • Ron Burkle
  • Jason Beckman
  • Jason Colodne

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